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Address: 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401-2974
Phone Number: +1 610-277-3825
10:00 - 16:00
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Try the ziplining and tree top adventure!

Had a great time for the nighttime zip lining. Would definitely do that again. The zoo is small but a nice hidden gem in town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle P
Burlington, New Jersey
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great zoo for families with young kids! While you won't see lions or gorillas, the animal selection is exciting and varied. The exhibits are well maintained and offer a close up experience. If you go at the right time, there are no lines or crowds by the exhibits. Other perks: all of the benches and picnic tables.... More 

1 Thank nontrendytraveler
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking lot is good and easy & free. Paying was fast & easy as we came pretty early so there was no crowds at 11:30am. The employee though, did not ask if we wanted anything extra like feeding the giraffes. It is $4 extra and you pay at the main ticket booth. 97% of the animals were awake and running... More 

Thank ciz2676
Burlington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time for the nighttime zip lining. Would definitely do that again. The zoo is small but a nice hidden gem in town.

Thank Michelle P
West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a truly delightful and well-managed small-town zoo. We took our 3 granddaughters, ages 5, 9 and 10 during a Fall school holiday. You won't see the big animals like lions, bears and elephants, but you will have a fabulous up-close experience with the giraffes, wolf, eagles, buffalo and others - and much closer than you would at the... More 

Thank Brandywine1777
Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is a bit upsetting to think of a small zoo so close to the Philadelphia zoo, a landmark, but the Elmwood zoo is a great experience for the younger set and easier to see it all in a short time frame. There is a bridge that allows you to look down on some animals and, at present, there is... More 

Thank LeeRN123
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Elmwood Park Zoo is a child's fantasy. You can feed the giraffes, watch the prairie dogs pop up out of their holes, listen to the gibbons yell, try a zip line, just a great time for all.

Thank Dennis M
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Elmwood Park Zoo is a small zoo that is fun for the entire family and people of all ages. You don't have to be a child to enjoy the zoo. We visited the zoo for a family event for Temple University alumni and their families from 2-6pm on 10/2/16. Stella the Great Horned Owl is Temple University's mascot and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I used to come here all of the time as a kid growing up in Norristown. I always loved this place and the animals, particularly the otters. However, now that I am an adult, my most recent visit seemed sad. It is a very small property, and the animals seem cramped and somewhat sad.

Thank nualaloula
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We love to take our 2 year old to this zoo. In about 2 hours you can see everything which is about as long as he will last. There is a carousel and train ride that are fun though both are an additional fee. You can also feed some animals, again for an additional fee. The giraffes are our favorites.... More 

Thank ourfamilystravels14
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great local zoo in the Norristown area of the Philly suburbs. Prices are affordable and they are keeping up to date with giraffes, new wolf area, tree houses, interactive games and banquet hall too for private affairs.

Thank igglesfan02

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