Eco-Family Programs 2023

Join the Elmwood Park Zoo Educators during our monthly EcoFamily Programs. Featuring fun, hands-on activities, these programs offer individuals and families a more intensive look at various aspects of the natural world!

All programs are held at Elmwood Park Zoo in our Discovery Classroom unless otherwise noted in the description.

Celebrate Bats

Sat, October 28 • 4:00pm-5:00pm

Every October we recognize Bat Week, an international celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. These nocturnal creatures are often misunderstood, but they act as valuable predators to many insects, including mosquitos! Join educators as we kick off an early celebration with hands-on activities, games and an up close look at these creatures of the night! Registration is required. Registration is $5 per individual or group of up to 4 people.

Owl Prowl

Friday, November 17 • 6:00pm-7:30pm

Whooo’s awake in the dark at the zoo? Join educators for a night hike to explore the sleeping forest, listen for some nocturnal feathered friends, and experience a close encounter with one of our ambassador owls. Be sure to dress warm and put on your best listening ears! Registration is Required. Registration is $5 per individual or group of up to 4 people.

Location: Norristown Farm Park

Natural Wreath Making Workshop

Sat, Dec. 9th • 1:00pm-3:00pm

Welcome the holiday season with your own natural wreath! By using leftover branches from trees that would ordinarily be thrown out, you can create a festive and beautiful decoration without the environmental impact! Join us to make a wreath you can bring home. We will provide the evergreen branches, frame, decorations and wire, you bring your creativity! Registration is required. $10 per wreath (not per family).