Pennsylvania

Elmwood Park Zoo

  
Elmwood Park Zoo is the perfect destination for groups looking to share a fun and wild experience. Whether it's a field trip, scout outing, or any other occasion, we have just the right plan to educate and entertain you! Zoo animals on view include giraffes, zebras, jaguars, cougars, bison, eagles and more. Discounted admission is available to groups of 15 or more. Reservations must be made and paid in advance.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19401. Montgomery County.
Tel: 610-277-3825 ext. 240.
Hrs: Mon.-Sun. 10AM-5PM. Last admission at 4:30PM.
 
SCHOOL
Elmwood Park Zoo offers a wide selection of educational programs and activities including animal interactions, artifact exploration, and more. These programs are individually tailored for students as young as preschool age, but can be appreciated and enjoyed by all age groups. Elmwood Park Zoo is a Certified Autism Center by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. Its staff members are specially trained in working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Please contact us for more information. 
 
Contact Info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 610-277-3825 ext. 235 or 236.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science.
Topics Covered: adaptations, animal kingdom, amphibians, biology, birds, fish, habitats, mammals, reptiles, zoology.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 15
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Team building.  
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 1 staff member for every 4 students
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: PD.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Nature, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Mammal Study, and a variety of other science-related badges at Elmwood Park Zoo. 
 
Contact Info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 610-277-3825 ext. 235 or 236.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science.
Topics Covered: adaptations, animal kingdom, amphibians, biology, birds, fish, habitats, mammals, reptiles, zoology.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min.15
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 1 staff member for every 4 scouts
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: PD.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Zoo Lesson Plan

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive. Students act like scientists to observe animal life while focusing on the diets and eating habits.... Continue