Group Visits

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

Discounted Admission

$10.95 per person ages 3 and up *In-season (April-October)

Call to inquire about winter rate (November-March)

Prices may be subject to change.

The group rate is available to groups of 15 or more. Special needs groups can book with less than 15 individuals. All group trips must be booked at least 3 or more weeks in advance, and payment in full is due 2 weeks prior to the day of the trip. Group rate is not available on the day of the trip. Any additional members of your group that have not been paid for must pay general admission upon arrival. Membership rates and discounts do not apply to groups.

To check availability for a group visit (not including an educational animal program or Treetop Adventures), please fill out the Group Inquiry Form below. 

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.

Group Inquiry form

Save on Attractions

Groups of 15 or more receive special discounts on attraction tickets, including giraffe and bison feedings, train rides, and carousel rides! Attraction tickets must be purchased in advance of your visit.

Educational Programs

There are a number of interesting and entertaining education programs for groups of all sizes and ages. Click here for more information. 

Treetop Adventures

Treetop Adventures at Elmwood Park Zoo has something for everyone! To learn more about booking your group zip line experience, click here

Meals

Groups are welcome to bring their own lunches to the zoo or purchase food from one of our vendors.

Picnic Areas

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 quarter 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. 

For more information, or to reserve your group trip, please contact our sales department at 800.652.4143 ext. 240 or groupsales@elmwoodparkzoo.org