Feed the Animals

Our many animal feeding experiences are easily the most exciting and unique attractions at the Elmwood Park Zoo! Make a one-of-a-kind connection with a wild member of the animal kingdom when you purchase a ticket to our giraffe feeding, bison feeding, Birds of Paradise feeding, or barn feeding. The zoo is centrally located in Montgomery County and is easily accessible to animal lovers from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties. Prices for individual feeding experiences are listed below. Animal feedings are weather dependent, subject to availability, and their operating schedules are subject to change. Guests are encouraged to call 610.277.3825 ext. 222 before their visit to confirm operation. Every guest that enters the giraffe feeding exhibit and bison feeding exhibit must purchase a ticket. 

Bison Feeding

Guests can hand-feed the nation’s largest land mammal in this highly unique experience!

  • Bison Feeding $4.00 single day members / $3.00 yearly members

    11:45 am - 12:15 pm / 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm • Every guest entering the feeding deck must purchase a ticket.

*Operating hours are weather dependent and may vary.

Giraffe Feeding

Come face-to-face with the world’s tallest mammal when you hand feed our giant giraffes! Sponsored by Taphouse 23

  • Giraffe Feeding $4.00 single day members / $3.00 yearly members

    10:30 am - 11:15 am / 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm / 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Every guest entering the feeding deck must purchase a ticket.

*Operating hours are weather dependent and may vary.

Birds of Paradise

See and meet an array of tropical sun conures and canary-winged parakeets from inside the Birds of Paradise exhibit, presented by The Connelly Foundation. Guests may choose to hand feed the birds but the fee is not required to enter the exhibit.

  • Bird Feeding $3.00 single day members / $2.00 yearly members

    • 10:30am-4:00pm*
    • *Please note that feedings are weather-dependent.
    • Guests may choose to hand feed the birds but the fee is not required to enter the exhibit.

*Operating hours are weather dependent and may vary.

Barn Feeding

Meet the sheep, goats and donkeys that inhabit the zoo’s barn. Feeding sessions are available for 30 minutes at the top of every hour that the barn is open.

  • Barn Feeding $1.00

    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

*Operating hours are weather dependent and may vary.