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!

Group Visits

Special Group Rates of $13.95 are offered to groups of 15 or more individuals (ages 3 and up) from early June through early September. Regular zoo admission rates apply during the remainder of year when the rates are reduced for all guests.  *Special needs groups can book at the group rate without having 15 or more individuals! 

Prices may be subject to change.

Purchase

It is required that group trips be purchased 3 days in advance of your desired date, however we recommend a full 2 weeks in advance to help ensure availability. A deposit of $167.40 must be paid at the time of booking for in-season trips scheduled for June through September. Off season trips require a deposit of $155.40 at time of booking. All payments are non-refundable.  Elmwood Park Zoo is open rain or shine.

Group rates are 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.

Education Programs

Are you interested in also having an education program during your visit, featuring animals from the zoo’s ambassador collection?

Add a 20 minute program for up to 40 guests during your zoo admission purchase 

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

  • 20 Minute Program $100

    Available for up to 40 attendees

  • Additional Attendees $50

    Up to 15 attendees can be added to the original 40. Any number of attendees over the total of 55 would need to purchase their own separate 20 minute program due to the limited capacity of the Zoo Bowl Theater.

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)

*Attractions and Animal Feedings These are seasonal and subject to change. If you are interested in purchasing,CONTACT our sales team TO ADD TO your purchase.

SNACK VOUCHERS

  • Twisted Ice Cream Voucher $6.00 per voucher

    Includes Choice of one small ice cream, medium water ice or small milkshake
    *Available Seasonally. If you are interested in purchasing, contact our Sales Team to add to your purchase.

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 space 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 groups are given access to the zoo through our 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 for help in purchasing your group trip, please contact our guest services department at 800.652.4143 ext. 243 or groupsales@elmwoodparkzoo.org.

Group Visit Inquiry

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 a deposit has been paid.
It is recommended that group trips be booked at least 3 weeks in advanced for availability.  Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to the date of the trip.  Group rate is not available for purchase at the door and regular admission rates apply for any payments made on the day of the trip.
For every 10 children you pay for, you get one free adult!  We require a 1:10 ratio for supervision.
ADMISSION IS NON-REFUNDABLE. YEARLY MEMBERSHIP RATES AND DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO GROUPS.

For more information, please contact our sales department at groupsales@elmwoodparkzoo.org