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Address: 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401
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+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 13 November 2016
Michelle P
Burlington, New Jersey
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143 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wasn't expecting anything grand, but winter or not, this was almost a waste of time. I feel like you can find better animals and displays in free zoos. This cost $10.95 a person (discounted for the winter). Some animals hid in their shelters because of the cold (to be expected) while the giraffe was put indoors for the winter... More 

Thank crazyhorse30
Easton, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun little zoo! We visited over Christmas break and were pleasantly surprised. It's not a super big zoo, but it has some "big ticket" animals like Jaguars and giraffes. It also has a large Bald eagle open air exhibit. You are able to get pretty close to see a lot of the animals. And for a super up... More 

Thank wagnerkarinl
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it was December, I expected to see some animals. I took my grandsons for a day out and if it wasn't for a very nice playground within the zoo the trip would have been a complete waste of time. Basically all we saw were a few birds and a couple of farm animals.

Thank 99kennethk
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 

1 Thank ciz2676
Burlington, New Jersey
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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336 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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