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Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

“The Charles L. Blockson Exhibition” to Debut at Norristown’s Centre Theater

Elmwood Park Zoo is proud to announce its role in the creation of a new exhibition featuring one of the world’s largest collections of African American history and culture. “The Charles L. Blockson Exhibition: an African and Afro-American Collection,” will feature portions of Charles Blockson’s private collection of over 700,000 items and artifacts that are related to the global Black experience. The exhibition will make its public debut on Juneteenth weekend, in a brand new gallery space built inside the historic Centre Theater in Norristown.

Born in Norristown in 1933, Charles L. Blockson is world renowned for his expertise in Black genealogy and the Underground Railroad. His collection (featuring rare books, current periodicals, letters, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia) was amassed throughout his life-spanning career as a historian, bibliophile and author. The Charles L. Blockson Exhibition focuses on his life’s work in documenting the global Black experience through history. The exhibition at the Centre Theater is made possible by Mr. Blockson, Curator Emeritus, and The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University.

“It is a special honor to have this exhibition in Norristown because it not only represents my life but the life of people of African descent, and the agony of enslavement and the ecstasy of freedom,” said Mr. Blockson.

A sampling of items scheduled to be on display represent:

  • Manuscripts from music artist Tupac Shakur
  • Memorabilia from Mr. Blockson’s youth
  • Images of rare books available at the Blockson Collection including The Underground Railroad by William Still.
  • Photos by John W. Mosley, a self-taught Philadelphian photographer who chronicled black life in and around Philadelphia from the late 1930s to the late 1960s  
  • “Men of Color” Civil War recruitment poster; issued in 1863, this promotion that urged African American men to enlist in the Union army was written by Frederick Douglass

The Charles L. Blockson Exhibition is one of many unique cultural offerings under development in an effort to provide Montgomery County residents with increased access to arts and culture. Elmwood Park Zoo and The Centre Theater are leading this movement, along with community liaisons such as the Norristown Borough Council and Norristown School District, as well as strategic partners such as the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board. 

“I am overwhelmed by Mr. Blockson’s dedication to preserving so many tremendous and important pieces of history, and his willingness to share these items in Norristown is an outstanding gift to the community,” said Al Zone, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Executive Director and CEO. “My hope is that with this exhibition, along with the Centre Theater performances, the Zoo, and all of our other arts and culture institutions, folks from all over the region will flock to Norristown to experience all that we have to offer.

Further details on the exhibition are available at the Centre Theatre Gallery website at https://thecentretheater.com/gallery/. The Centre Theater is operated by The Greater Norristown Society for the Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 
For information on supporting the Charles L. Blockson Exhibition, contact Jennifer Conti at jconti@elmwoodparkzoo.org or (610) 277-3825 x 229.

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents by offering FREE admission to residents the last Sunday of the every month.
All events that fall on a holiday, will be adjusted accordingly. Pre-registration is required in order to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Norristown Free Dates:

Sunday, January 30

Sunday, February 27

Sunday, March 27

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 18 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, November 27

Sunday, December 18

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Tickets are limited and available in half hour increments beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.

Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents (19401) are defined by living within the following four boundaries:

east of Forrest Avenue

south of Johnson Highway

west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street

north of the Schuylkill River

 

ELMWOOD PARK ZOO PARTNERS WITH CENTRE THEATER FOR NEW PERFORMANCE SERIES

NORRISTOWN, PA – Elmwood Park Zoo is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Centre Theater in Norristown that will combine zoo visits with admission to the iconic theater’s exciting new performance series. 

Centre Theater and its resident company, Theatre Non-Conforming, will kick off its new Family Series in April with a four week run of the beloved children’s classic “Pinocchio.” It will be followed in the summer by a run of “Tarzan™” (Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. & Disney, All Rights Reserved), and conclude during the holidays with Charles Dickens’ timeless “A Christmas Carol.” 

“Pinocchio” performances begin April 16 and run through May 10. All shows are recommended for ages 5 and up. For guests with sensitivities to sound and light, two autism-friendly shows will be available on April 25 and April 30. 

Each ticket to “Pinocchio” will also include free Single Day Membership admission to Elmwood Park Zoo. The Zoo’s Yearly Members will receive exclusive discounts to the performances.

In addition to the partnership with Centre Theater, the Zoo has purchased a vintage trolley that it plans to use to transport its guests to and from the theater for the performances throughout the year. 

The trolley, a reconditioned 1980 Boyertown Trolley Bus, was purchased from American Trolley Tours in Philadelphia. The 22-seat trackless vehicle will initially travel between the Zoo and Centre Theater, with the intention of adding stops at other Norristown institutions in the near future.   

“We are so excited to support the arts and the amazing work being done by Centre Theater,” said Al Zone, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Executive Director and CEO. “I think the performances that Theatre Non-Conforming are planning will be fantastic and inspiring to children and adults of all ages.”   

Tickets for “Pinocchio” are on sale now at theatrenon.com/family-series.

Zoo to host school students for “Elementary Education Takeover”

Elmwood Park Zoo is excited to unveil a brand new educational initiative to benefit local school students. Entitled “Elementary Education Takeovers,” the program invites area schools to visit the zoo, free of charge, for a whole day full of experiential learning activities.

The first Elementary Education Takeover is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, from 10 am to 2 pm. Every first grade student from the Norristown School District, estimated to be over 650 children, will be attending. The students will be treated to a number of special interpretive education stations and a zoo-wide scavenger hunt. 

“Our community is incredibly important to the Elmwood Park Zoo, especially the children. We wanted to create an opportunity that ensured every child in the Norristown school district is able to visit the Zoo at least once so that they can know the wonder of animals,” said Laura Houston, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Director of Education. “We hope that this is an introductory step that will allow students to know the Zoo is a welcoming and valuable resource right in their own backyard.”

The Elementary Education Takeover is made possible by a $12,235.50 grant from the Montgomery County Foundation Inc.’s 2018 Drew Lewis Donor Advised Fund, as well as a $12,000 grant from the Quest for the Best Foundation. Their generous contributions will finance the busing, admission, programs and animal feedings for every student. Elmwood Park Zoo is also providing lunch to every Takeover attendee, free of charge. 

“We are truly fortunate to partner with the Elmwood Park Zoo on this first of its kind ‘Education Takeover’ day,” said Christopher Dormer, Superintendent of Schools. “Their commitment to our students by providing this opportunity for experiential learning will truly benefit and enrich the life and learning of each and every first grade student participating.  We cannot thank them enough for their generosity to host such an event.  We look forward to expanding opportunities for EPZ and NASD to work together to strengthen and enrich the community.”