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Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Boulevard Norristown PA 19401
(610) 277-3825
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Housing a collection of over 300 animals that reflect 100 species altogether is the Elmwood Park Zoo. Consisting of various entertainment activities like shopping, shows, giraffe feeding, barn feeding, playground, face painting, horse back riding, and live animal encounters, etc. This is a best place to celebrate a kids birthday party as the enjoyment and excitement is of a different level...

Elmwood Park Zoo was founded in 1924, when a private landowner donated a small piece of property and a handful of white-tailed deer to the Borough of Norristown. Run by the Borough as a division of Elmwood Park, the Zoo exhibited a collection of animals throughout the 1920s, including monkeys, bears, peacocks, deer, raccoons, and rabbits. Popular for its exhibits, the Zoo was also a destination...

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Excellent small zoo

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We are members of this zoo! My boys (4 and 8) live it. It is just the right size to hold their attention and when they were younger you could do it in the morning before nap time. Despite the small size and location in Norristown, they have a large selection of animals (Jaguars, bison, giraffes and alligator). They are...

What a great small zoo

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I was so pleasantly surprised but this zoo when I visited! My husband and I went just the two of us for a weekday out while off of work. It was not crowded at all which is always nice. This zoo is just so quaint, nicely done, friendly staff and SO great for small kids. They have a few small...

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Elmwood Park Zoo was established in 1924 and currently contains over 100 species primarily indigenous to the Americas. The Zoo is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society. Under the Society's management, Elmwood Park Zoo has attained the elite status as one of 230 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. To find out more about the Zoo and our animals, visit our website today.

The mission of the Elmwood Park Zoo is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation.

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