PAWS Membership


Elmwood Park Zoo’s PAWS (Providing Access to Wildlife and Science) Membership supports individuals and families by providing free yearly admission to the zoo. We are committed to offer new and equal opportunities to better serve our guests who receive government assistance through state SNAP and ACCESS programs. 


Membership benefits for two named adults and up to six children under the age of 18 in the same household. The number of children admitted with each visit is not to exceed the number indicated on the card.

How to apply:

July 2, 2021: We have reached our maximum amount of available PAWS memberships and are not accepting applications at this time. Memberships are only available on-site at the zoo. Present your valid EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card along with a photo ID at the admission booth. EBT card holder must be present to obtain the membership. Memberships are available on a limited first-come/first-served basis and are not guaranteed.

Fine print:

Memberships are only available at the zoo and are not obtainable by phone or online. This opportunity is only available to new members and a discount cannot be applied to previously purchased memberships. Limit of one PAWS membership per individual with a valid Pennsylvania EBT card.

Please email if you have any questions. We do not accept the P-EBT, Medicaid, or WIC cards for the program.

All PAWS memberships include:

Please email with any questions