Elmwood Park Zoo is pleased to announce the creation of a new Yearly Membership that will better serve individuals receiving government assistance.

Sponsored by PECO, Elmwood Park Zoo’s PAWS Membership (Providing Access to Wildlife and Science) will provide free admission to guests – two named adults and up to six children – for one year.


Individuals who receive state financial and/or medical assistance through the SNAP and ACCESS programs are eligible for the PAWS membership.


“PECO is proud to sponsor the PAWS Membership program, expanding access to the Elmwood Park Zoo for more families in Montgomery County,” said Romona Riscoe Benson, PECO’s Director of Corporate and Community Relations. “We greatly appreciate the Zoo’s creativity in forming this membership program that aligns with PECO’s work to ensure equal access to arts and culture in our region and increase opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion.”


“The PAWS Membership is a wonderful opportunity to expand the zoo’s inclusive initiative, and we thank PECO for funding this new program so we can share our zoo with a whole new audience,” said Jennifer Conti, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Director of Development.

A limited number of PAWS memberships are available now on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals must apply in person at the zoo. More information is available on the zoo’s website at www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/paws-membership.


Established in 1924, Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown is home to dozens of wild and endangered species. As a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, its mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation.