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Quiet Mornings

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 27, 2024

One event on November 28, 2024 at 11:00 am

One event on December 26, 2024 at 11:00 am

Join us for a tranquil morning at the Zoo!

Non-Members
PURCHASE ADMISSION

Members
REGISTER ADMISSION

The last Thursday* of every month the zoo will open an hour early for Quiet Mornings. This is a great opportunity for our guests with special needs and their families to enjoy a more relaxing visit to the zoo. Quiet Mornings offer a less-crowded setting before the zoo opens to the general public. There will also be exclusive giraffe feedings available (weather dependent).

DATES

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, MARCH 28  – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, APRIL 25  – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, MAY 30 – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, JULY 25 – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 – 9:00 AM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28  – 11:00 AM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26  – 11:00 AM

 

PRICING

Non-Members, ages 3 & up: $12.95
Yearly Members: FREE (must pre-register)
Ages 0 – 2: FREE
Personal care attendants and one-on-one aides accompanying those with special needs: FREE

Non-Members
PURCHASE ADMISSION

Members
REGISTER ADMISSION

 

SENSORY BACKPACKS

Thanks to Geiger and Crazy Aaron’s, Elmwood Park Zoo guests have access to complimentary daily-use Sensory Packs. The backpack includes noise cancelling headphones, fidget toys, a stress ball, thinking putty and laminated copies of EPZ’s Social Story, sensory map, and sensory guide.

Guests may request a sensory backpack upon their arrival at the Admissions window. Guests must provide the zoo with a valid ID. The zoo will hold this ID until the backpack is returned.

 

QUIET SPACE

A dedicated quiet space is located at the south facing side of the bison exhibit. This quiet space has gate access and available seating.

 

Click here to visit our Accessibility Page, which includes a sensory guide, accessibility map, social narrative and helpful tips for your visit.

 

In May of 2018, Elmwood Park Zoo became the first zoo in the world to earn certification as a Certified Autism Center. The designation, given by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), is awarded to organizations who have completed a training and review process with the goal to better serve individuals with autism and other sensory needs.

 

 

Details

Date:
May 30
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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