Group Visits

Elmwood Park Zoo is the perfect destination for groups looking to share a unique experience. Whether it’s a school field trip, family get together, company outing, or any other special occasion, we have just the right group program to educate and entertain you!

Online Booking

Please fill out the group inquiry form found below to book your trip!

 It is recommended that group trips be booked at least 4 weeks in advance for availability.  Group must schedule a specific date for the visit and the times available for Group Entrance are: 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM.  Full payment is due 30 days prior to the day of the trip.  You are able to add and pay for a limited amount of additional guests up to 14 days prior to the day of the trip based on availability.  Payments are non-refundable.  Zoo is open rain or shine and trip cannot be rescheduled.

Group rate is not available for purchase at the door and all guests must be ticketed in advance.    

Admission is non-refundable. Membership rates and discounts do not apply to groups.

Group Visits

Special Group Rates of $15.95 per Adult and $11.95 per Child are offered to groups of 15 or more individuals (ages 3 and up) from June 1, 2021 through September 6, 2021.  Regular rates apply during remainder of year when the Zoo offers reduced rates for all admission.  *Special needs groups can book at the group rate without having 15 or more individuals! 

Prices may be subject to change.

Education Programs

Are you interested in also having an education program during your visit?

Our educators offer either a 20 minute program or a 40 minute program for your students while you are here. 

For more information please visit our school field trips and group programs webpage.

  • 20 Minute Program $4.00 per guest
  • 40 Minute Program $6.00 per guest

Treetop Adventures

A zipline obstacle course adventure! Treetop Adventures at Elmwood Park Zoo has something for everyone! To learn more about Treetop Adventures, click here

If you are interested in booking a group trip with Treetop Adventures please call 610-277-3827 to book your trip or email bsingmaster@elmwoodparkzoo.org

ATTRACTIONS AND ANIMAL FEEDINGS

  • Giraffe Feedings $3.00 per ticket

    (Everyone going on the feeding deck must have a ticket and children must be accompanied by a paying adult)

  • Carousel $3.00 per ticket

    (Children under 42" must be accompanied by a responsible person 14 years of age or older and must ride on the inside row. Infants must be accompanied by a responsible person 14 years of age or older and must ride in a bench seat)

*These are all seasonal and subject to change, please inquire before purchasing and we can let you know if they are available!

SNACK VOUCHERS

*Available April through August. Inquire regarding availability during other months on inquiry form.

  • Zoo Brew Voucher $9.00 per voucher

    Voucher covers one beverage of beer, wine, cocktail, or non-alcoholic.

  • Petrucci’s Ice Cream Voucher $4.00 per voucher

    Includes choice of one small ice cream or water ice.

PICNIC AREAS

Groups may bring in their own bagged lunches.  The zoo does not have storage areas, so it is recommended that groups bring rolling bins to carry their lunches in.  The zoo’s Calle Mae Pavilion provides covered open air space and picnic table-style seating for groups of all sizes. Guests may rent the whole pavilion or rent by half increments based on the size of their group and/or the pavilion’s availability. Rental payment is due at the time of reservation and is subject to availability. Guests who do not wish to rent space in the Calle Mae Pavilion may find first-come first-served picnic table seating at various locations throughout the zoo. Learn more about renting the pavilion.

Bus Parking

All groups arriving in buses MUST be booked in advance as a group.

Bus parking is available along Harding Blvd. and group trips are given access to the zoo through our separate South Gate entrance.

ADDITIONAL TEACHER AND GROUP RESOURCES

You may find additional information regarding group visits on our teacher resources page.

For more information, or to reserve your group trip, please contact our guest services department at 800.652.4143 ext. 271 or groupsales@elmwoodparkzoo.org

Group Inquiry form

Please note: The submission of this form does not guarantee your slot. A zoo employee will contact you once your inquiry is submitted. Groups are not considered booked until an invoice has been sent.

For more information, or to reserve your group trip, please contact our sales department at 800.652.4143 ext. 271 or groupsales@elmwoodparkzoo.org