Every donation we receive no matter how big or small makes a difference!

Everyone that makes a donation to Elmwood Park Zoo on Monday, January 17 (through our Facebook, website or purchases an item off our Amazon wishlist) will be automatically entered into a drawing win a Bald Eagle Encounter at the zoo. This eagle encounter includes the opportunity for four to meet one of our rescue bald eagle ambassadors, learn all about eagles from our education team, and a photo op. Encounter will last approximately 30 minutes. Participants must be ages 8+. During this experience you will not get to hold an eagle. Winner will be contacted via email or Facebook messenger on 1/21.

The organization that manages the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Norristown Zoological Society (NZS), became a non-profit entity in 1985. In the decades that have followed, NZS has supported wildlife and environmental conservation by funding new exhibits and educational programs, while taking an active role in a number of species preservation projects that take place all over the globe. The NZS mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation. It does this in part by securing the funding that allows the Elmwood Park Zoo to continue its programs and projects. The zoo seeks to partner with individuals, businesses and organizations that value its role as an educational and cultural institution. It is only with their financial support that the Elmwood Park Zoo can remain the community asset that it has been for close to 100 years.



When you become a “ZooParent,” you donate to the direct care and feeding of select animals in the zoo’s collection. ZooParents provide the funds for the zoo to purchase special toys and treats for their animals to enjoy. Your donation helps to pay for the considerable amount of food – anything from crickets to bales of hay – that the zoo’s animals like to eat. 


Your planned gift is foremost a legacy; an expression of your passion, belief, and commitment to the future of Elmwood Park Zoo. Leaving a gift to the zoo is the best way to affirm your connection to the institution for years to come.


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