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Yappy Hours

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 5, 2024 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 19, 2024 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 3, 2024 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 17, 2024 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Yappy Hour events are now FREE to attend!* Spend a fun evening with your family, friends, or even your favorite four-legged family member at Zoo Brew Beer Garden.

*All guests visiting the zoo with a dog must complete an online application (below) before visiting.

Yappy Hours are like Happy Hours except they cater to canines as well as their owners! We invite you, your family, friends and even your dog to join us after regular zoo hours on select nights, from 5:00PM – 8:30PM (last admission at 7:30PM). Guests will enjoy drink and lite bites at our Zoo Brew Beer Garden, including craft beer from a local brewery- Von C Brewing Co. Each dog will receive one free pup whipped cream treat cup.

NEW THIS YEAR – Meet some of your favorite heroes at the Paw Patrol Character Greets, happening at each event from 5PM to 8PM (see below for schedule)! Additionally, join us at the zoo to meet our local heroes from Norristown’s Canine unit for an open Q&A session.
PLUS join our 6:30PM-7:00PM Pack Walk- Meet at Zoo Brew and have a guided tour with your pup and our keeper!


All guests visiting the zoo with a furry friend must complete an online application and submit required documents and reserve a dog ticket before visiting the zoo. You must upload a copy of your most recent veterinary visit, including proof of vaccine and heartworm test here. All items will be required in order for you to attend Dog Days or Yappy Hours.*Since this is an after-hours event, our indoor buildings will be closed and many animals will be sleeping or inside for the night. The Zoo will remain open for daytime guests. Carousel and playground will be open until sunset.


Dates & Times
5:00PM – 8:30PM (last admission at 7:30PM)
September: 9/5, 9/19
October: 10/3, 10/17, 10/31


DOGS— FREE to attend but must submit a Yappy Hours application and reserve a free Yappy Hour ticket at the link below. Drinks will be available for purchase at Zoo Brew Beer Garden.
Paw Patrol Character Greets:

Chase: 9/5, 10/17
Marshall: 9/19, 10/31
Skye: 10/3

**Dog handler must be 18+. If children are coming in your party, they must be accompanied by a separate adult other than dog handler . 

If you already completed the application above, please click below to register your dog.




We welcome friendly dogs of all sizes and breeds and their responsible owners. Owners/handlers are limited to one (1) dog per person at any time. All dogs must be registered to the owner/handler walking them through the zoo. Handlers must be over the age of 18 and not also not responsible for managing children. All dogs attending the zoo must be evaluated by a licensed veterinarian at a minimum of once per year. Dogs must receive monthly heart worm prevention and receive an annual heartworm test. Vaccinated against Rabies, Canine Distemper Virus and Canine Parvovirus (proof required). All dogs should arrive at the zoo with a well-fitting collar with one tag that indicates contact information for owners and one tag that confirms rabies vaccination status. Collars must be worn at all times. Retractable leashes are not permitted. For the safety of your dog and others, we do not allow puppies under 4 months, sick dogs, dogs with active injuries (ie. stitches, bandages, etc) or female dogs in heat. If the temperature on the day of your Dog Day or Yappy Hour exceeds 85 degrees fahrenheit the event will be cancelled. To reschedule your event date due to the high temperatures please email zoo@elmwoodparkzoo.org.



April 18
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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