NORRISTOWN — It’s been almost three months since Elmwood Park Zoo opened its gates to visitors due to ongoing construction. But come Saturday, March 18, 2023, guests will finally be able to feed the giraffes, soar with the eagles and marvel at the otters when EPZ opens at 10 a.m. The zoo will remain closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Tickets are on sale for the reopening date and many more, and as always, yearly members receive free admission. According to zoo staff, the zoo has undergone quite a few changes since visitors last made the rounds. The front entrance of the zoo is still under construction, so guests will enter via a new path. Further details are outlined on the zoo’s website, social media channels, and future emails in the coming days.
Yearly Members who are active through March 2023, or purchase/renew a membership before April 2023 will automatically receive three additional months of member benefits as a result of the zoo’s January, February, and March closure.
Established in 1924, the zoo has around 300 animals, with visitors ranging from 800,000 to 1 million people each year. An anonymous donation of $30 million is paving the way for the construction of a veterinary hospital. The proposed 17,000-square-foot space is slated to include exams rooms, treatment centers, and surgical suites complete with glass window bays, according to zoo officials.