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 3 weeks in advanced for availability.  Full payment is due 2 week prior to the day 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. Membership rates and discounts do not apply to groups.

Group Visits

Our group rate is $10.95 per person for groups of 15 or more individuals (ages 3 and up).

*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.  The prices below include your zoo admission.

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

  • 20 Minute Program $13.95 per guest
  • 40 Minute Program $15.95 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 or Bison Feedings $3.00 per ticket

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

  • Caterpillar Train $3.00 per ticket

    Children under 36" must ride with a taller child. Infants and adults are not permitted to ride)

  • 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!

FOOD VOUCHERS

Elmwood Park Zoo’s newest addition of pre-paid vouchers is another option for lunch! Vouchers may only be purchased by groups under 50 people. If you have more than 50 people in your party, ask us about other catering options. *Available April through August. Inquire regarding availability during other months on inquiry form.

  • Treetop Café Voucher $10.00 per voucher

    Includes beverage, chips, and choice of hot dog, macaroni and cheese, or chicken nuggets.

  • 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 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. Learn more about renting the pavilion.

Bus Parking

All groups arriving is 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 sales department at 800.652.4143 ext. 240 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. 240 or groupsales@elmwoodparkzoo.org