No matter how old you get, a visit to the local zoo will never lose its wonder. The Elmwood Park Zoo isn’t the largest or the most extravagant zoo in the country, but it’s a truly special experience for area residents.
This small zoo in Norristown first opened in 1924, and today it features spacious, naturalistic exhibits where guests can observe the animals in their natural habitats. Large animals like cougars, jaguars, foxes, and monkeys each inhabit a separate section of the zoo, while smaller creatures like birds, fish, and reptiles live in comfortable tanks, cages, and buildings that mimic their natural environments. The zoo also features fun events, like giraffe feedings, face painting, and horse and pony rides for kids to interact with both the animals and one another.
The Elmwood Park Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets range in price from $10 to $14, depending on a person’s age.