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Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Boulevard
Norristown, Pennsylvania

Phone: 610-277-3825 --

Statement of Purpose:

To positively impact conservation by inspiring people to take action to protect wildlife and their habitats

Conservation of Native American species.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia) is home to beautiful Elmwood Park Zoo. Located in central Norristown, it's within easy reach of all major highways serving the area. It features more than 15O fascinating wild animals of North America including, jaguars, cougars, wolves, bison, elk, prairie dogs, otters, bobcats, alligators, eagles, owls, and many more.

Highlights & Collections:

Visitors to the Elmwood Park Zoo will enjoying seeing and learning about animals up close and in natural settings. The benefits they derive include enjoyment and appreciation of wildlife and the outdoors.

All exhibits present the animals in their natural settings where they can be viewed at close range. There's a barn exhibit of domesticated farm animals including gentle, friendly cows, goats, and sheep. And, for the young cowgirls and cowboys there's a "Wild West" pony ride concession. There's also a large, shaded picnic grove, a new food concession, and a Nature Shop for gifts and souvenirs. Admission fees are low and there is ample free parking nearby. Plan to visit the Elmwood Park Zoo soon and often. It's open daily year-round and it's wheelchair accessible.

Elk, bison, cougars, jaguars, alligators, bald eagles, ….


Bison, elk, cougars, jaguars, alligators, Aviary (beavers, otters and ducks), timber wolves, bighorn sheep, petting barn, Bayou (reptiles and amphibians) ...
Wildlife Art and Photography Expo March 3 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt April 14 11 a.m.
Music Festival June 16th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reptilrama August 18 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Powwow September 15-16 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Zoo Boo October 27 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Festival of Lights Nov. 23-25, 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30

Call (610) 277-3825 or visit


September through April 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
May through August 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and on severe winter days

Admission & Directions:

Adults $10.75
Children 2-12 and Seniors $7.75
Children under 2 FREE
Groups of 10 or more are $2.50 per person

From Route 76 West, take 202 North into Norristown and make a left on Johnson Highway. Go through two lights and make a left on Chain St. The Zoo is 2 blocks down on your right.

From 276 East or West, exit at #25 Norristown. Take Germantown Pike West and make a left on 202 South. 202 turns right and becomes Johnson Highway. Go through two lights and make a left on Chain St. Go 2 blocks and the Zoo is on the right.



Key Personnel:

Dr. Steven K. Marks, Executive Director
Stephanie Funk    Marketing Director
Bob Hottenstein   Finance Director
Billy Keen        General Curator
Bill Staneruck    Maintenance Supervisor
Maureen Szymborski Operations Director

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