Purchase a Brick

We are temporarily suspending brick purchases until further notice in lieu of the zoo’s expansion. 

All previously purchased bricks will be reproduced and added to the zoo’s new Welcome Plaza. 

The return of the program will be announced on this webpage; stay tuned for future updates! 

If you have any questions, please email bricks@elmwoodparkzoo.org.

Pay tribute to a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or simply support the Elmwood Park Zoo by purchasing an engraved brick to be placed among the thousands that adorn the entrance to the Powell Pavilion. 


Two sizes are available for purchase:

Purchase includes up to two lines of text (12 characters per line). Extra lines can be added for $10 each (maximum one extra line per 4” x 8” brick, four extra lines per 8” x 8” brick). Symbols/logos can be added $20. Some restrictions may apply.

Have questions? Please email us at bricks@elmwoodparkzoo.org.

The fine print

shortly after your brick order is placed, you will receive an email from a zoo staff member confirming your order details. You will also receive a mock up of what your engraved brick will look like. when we receive your approval to proceed with engraving, your order is sent to our engraver for processing. the engraver typically delivers our orders 6 to 8 weeks after they are placed. Upon receiving your engraved brick, we install it in our deck, and send you a final email notifying you of it’s placement and where you can find it in the deck.