Safe Visit

Elmwood Park Zoo is committed to providing its guests with a fun and educational experience while also maintaining a safe environment that adheres to both local and national recommended guidelines for operating during a pandemic. The following information outlines our current policies, openings and more. For questions about this information and more, please contact us at


Monday thru Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Food stations, feedings, and shops are weather permitting/seasonal and their operating schedules are subject to change. Updated times are posted to our Visit Page under Shows and Attractions, Food and Shopping and Feed the Animals. If you have a question about a specific operation, please call 610.277.3825 x222 or email, Wednesday through Sunday, during operating hours.

Indoor Exhibits

-Trail of the Jaguar
-Wildlife Lodge

Outdoor Experiences

-Giraffe Feeding*- (weather dependent)
-Treetop Adventures
-Percussion Garden
-Thomas Kimmel Playground
-Quiet Space
-Carousel Rides


-Nature Shop


-Zachary's BBQ & Soul

-Petrucci's Ice Cream
-Tosco's Pizza
-The Garden Cafe
- Zoo Brew Beer Garden

For the health and safety of our guests, animals, and staff, we have created a plan that is in accordance with all state and county guidelines and recommendations, as well as the CDC's protocols.

Please read carefully before planning your visit.


  • Adult $17.95

    ages 13 - 64

  • Child $13.95

    ages 3 - 12

  • Student $15.95

    valid ID required

  • Senior $15.95

    ages 65 and up

  • Baby FREE

    ages 0 - 2

All Single Day Members must reserve tickets online prior to visiting.

No tickets will be sold at the gate.

You will be prompted to choose an entry time for your ticket. You will have a 30 minute window to enter the zoo from your chosen entry time.

Please arrive at the zoo entrance only at the time designated on your ticket. Early arrivals will NOT be accommodated.

*If you miss your entry time, please email to exchange your tickets for another day.


In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health's guidelines, face masks* are required for all non-vaccinated guests with the exception of those with conditions in which wearing a mask may be harmful to their health**, and children ages 2 and under. Guests who are fully vaccinated*** are not required to wear masks, however they are highly encouraged to be worn inside buildings and when in close proximity to other guests, staff members, and animals. Masks are still required to be worn by all guests who are participating in any encounters with the zoo's otters, primates, red panda, or cats (jaguars, cougars, bobcat, and ocelot).

*Please bring your own face mask.
**Please let our check-in staff know upon arrival if you or your child must enter the zoo without a mask.

***People are considered fully vaccinated when it's been 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), or 2 weeks after their first dose of a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).

Read more about our masks requirement in our Safe Visit FAQ


The following locations and experiences are currently closed:

-Face painting
-Bison Feeding
-Butterfly Train


-If you feel sick, please respect the safety of others (and our animals) and stay home. We will be ready to welcome you back when you are feeling better!

-Bring your own mask and wear it during your visit with us. Non-vaccinated guests without masks will not be admitted into the zoo. (Those with health conditions and who have received zoo approval, and children ages 2 and under are not required to wear a mask.)

-Remain inside your vehicle, or wait in the designated waiting area, until the entry time stated on your ticket.

-Practice safe social distancing and stay at least 6 feet away from others. If there is a crowd around an enclosure or experience, we recommend coming back to it later.

-Use the single use towels available in the bathrooms to touch any handles/surfaces.

-Wash your hands with soap and water and avoid touching your face.

-Water fountains will be closed. We suggest bringing your own drinking water.

-Sensory Packs will be unavailable for use.


-Our timed ticket sales are set to ensure that we do not exceed the capacities set by PA State and Health Authorities. We will also monitor the admission of Yearly Members to ensure that we do not exceed those capacities.

-All staff, volunteers, and interns must wear face masks and appropriate PPE.

-All staff, volunteers, and interns must have their temperature taken prior to the start of their shift and prior to entering the building/facility.

-Our custodial & check-in staff must wear gloves during their shift.

-We have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the zoo, especially in high contact areas.

-All bathrooms have a maximum capacity posted on the door.

-Signs are posted throughout the zoo encouraging/reminding guests to keep safe distances and follow other safety guidelines.

-We have provided each bathroom with single use towel dispensers for guests to use to touch surfaces.

-Each bathroom will be cleaned once every half hour.

-We've hired multiple new custodial positions dedicated to the sanitization of high traffic areas, including the zoo entrance and all surfaces.

Together we can help keep each other safe.



Call: 800-652-4143 x 222
Text: 610-277-3825 Available 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday