free with admission

Chinese New Year Celebration

We’re kicking off the Year of the Rat with a Chinese New Year Celebration* on Saturday, January 25th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM! Enjoy an educational program, crafts, and live animal meet and greets featuring “animals of the zodiac”. You’ll also have the opportunity to try on our dragon mask.

*This event is free to attend with zoo admission

Hanukkah Celebration

Join us as we celebrate Hanukkah at Elmwood Park Zoo! The fun begins at 12:00PM in the Trail of the Jaguar where guests will make themed crafts. You will also have the chance to meet an education animal. Following crafts, we will be lighting the menorah on The Eagle Deck.

Our Hanukkah Celebration is made possible thanks to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.

This event is free to attend with zoo admission.

Country Fest with 92.5 XTU

Yee-haw! Country Fest is BACK by popular demand! 

Grab your cowboy hats and boots and come to the zoo on August 17th for a day of country themed activities. Spend the afternoon at  Zoo Brew Beer Garden and Bar with XTU. XTU will be broadcasting live from the zoo from 12:30PM-3:30PM! Enjoy animal meet and greets and drink specials and throughout the event.

Live music from John Valerio (2:30-4:30pm).

Free to attend with zoo admission


Summer STEM Bash

Explore the world of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math at Elmwood Park Zoo! Join us for a day filled with experiments, activities, presentations, animal meet and greets, and more! PA Virtual Charter School will even be hosting a “make your own” lava lamp activity!

*free to attend with zoo admission


Sponsored by:


Society of Women Environmental Professionals (S.W.E.P.)

Science Explorers

Central Montco Technical High School


LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia

PA Virtual Charter School

Esteem Girls, Inc.

…more TBA!

Three Aksha Dance Performance

Join us in the ZooBowl Theater for a performance by the Three Aksha Dancers led by Viji Rao and the Three Aksha Music Ensemble led by Praveen D. Rao, with Ajay Warriar, Sahadev Balaji Ramji and Tehvarajah Mylvaganam.

*free to attend with zoo admission

World Otter Day

Join us as we celebrate World Otter Day on Monday, May 27th with Rocky and Arya!  Guests can stop by their exhibit in the Wetlands from 12:00pm-3:00pm to learn some fun otter facts and listen to a special keeper chat at 2:30pm.

Free to attend with admission