Monday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last admission at 4:30 pm)
ages 13 - 64
ages 3 - 12
valid ID required
ages 65 and up
ages 0 - 2
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.
Zoo members enjoy free admission for a year! 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.
Purchase zoo gift cards for friends or family that can be used anytime throughout the year for admission, attractions, memberships, 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.
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