10:00am – 5:00pm (last admission at 4:30pm)


  • Adult $17.95

    ages 13 - 64

  • Child $13.95

    ages 3 - 12

  • Student $15.95

    valid ID required

  • Senior $12.95

    ages 65 and up

  • Baby FREE

    ages 0 - 2

Single day memberships are valid for zoo admission on any day of your choosing during regular operating hours. Prices and hours are subject to change at any time. The zoo is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


Free Admission

Yearly Members enjoy free zoo admission all year long! Discover all of the benefits and choose the plan that’s right for you. 

Discounted Admission for Military Members

Active duty members of the United States Armed Forces receive free zoo admission. Their companions and service veterans receive $10.95 per person admission. A valid Military or Veterans ID and one other form of photo ID is required.

Discounted Admission for First Responders

First responders receive free zoo admission. Current police officers, firefighters, and EMT personnel must show valid credentials at the admission counter.  Fire and police badges, identification cards, and responders in uniform are accepted only if accompanied by photo ID.

Gift Cards

Purchase zoo gift cards for friends or family that can be used anytime throughout the year for single day or yearly memberships, attractions, merchandise and more. Gift cards must be used in person or over-the-phone. Click here to purchase online, or call 610.277.3825 x 222 for more info. 

Photography Policy

Elmwood Park Zoo reserves the right to photograph, videotape, film and/or record its visitors while on zoo grounds for the purposes of displaying, advertising, promoting and publicizing the zoo. By entering into Elmwood Park Zoo, you acknowledge the zoo’s right to use guests’ likenesses, actions or statements in any live recorded audio, video or photographic display, without guests’ further authorization or compensation. The commercial use of any photography, video recordings and film taken by guests is strictly prohibited without the expressed consent of the Elmwood Park Zoo.

Guests with Service Animals

Guests requiring service animals are permitted to enter the zoo. Their permission is at the zoo’s discretion based on guidelines set forth by the ADA. Service animals are not pets; they are trained to perform specific tasks for their owner. Service animals entering the zoo must remain on a leash or a harness at all times and may not be left unattended. Guests are required to clean-up all defecation from their service animals while at the zoo. Guests with service animals must check in at the admissions counter before gaining entry. Guests may request a free membership card for their service animal for repeat visits. Because of animal safety concerns, service animals are not permitted in the Birds of Paradise exhibit, the barn, and the giraffe and bison feeding decks. Zoo staff will be happy work with guests that wish to enter these areas to make arrangements to accommodate their visit.

Rules and Regulations

  • Elmwood Park Zoo is a smoke-free and vape-free environment.
  • Do not throw objects into exhibits, or tap and bang on exhibit glass. This will frighten or upset the animals.
  • Do not feed the animals. Our animals are on strict diets in order to maintain their health and the wrong food can make them ill. Feeding stations or exhibits where guests are given special feeding permissions are excluded.
  • Do not attempt to enter any exhibits or attempt to climb, sit on, lean into or over any exhibit barricade. These barricades exist for the safety of our animals as well as the safety of our guests.
  • Animals may not be available for viewing, or their location may change from one visit to the next. Elmwood Park Zoo does not issue rain checks or refunds for any reason, but will make every reasonable attempt to notify guests of any changes at the time of their arrival.
  • Skateboards, scooters, bikes, skates, balloons, and balls are not permitted inside the zoo.
  • Outside alcohol is not permitted inside the zoo.
Guests that fail to adhere to these policies or act in a generally inappropriate manner will be removed from the Zoo without refund.