Guided Tour Reservation Request
Guided Tour Reservation Request

Interested in having a guided tour of Elmwood Park Zoo? 

Tours are led by specially-trained and knowledgeable volunteers who enjoy sharing their passion for the natural world with our guests.

Each tour covers topics such as Elmwood Park Zoo history, animal facts and anecdotes, diet & nutrition, and conservation efforts. Volunteers also use artifacts such as pelts, skulls, and feathers to make the tour an engaging multi-sensory experience! Tours can be tailored to specific interests upon request.

Tours must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance.
Tours occur during the following time slots:
10:30 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM

$5 per guest
*Please note there will be no exhange of money in this process. You will be charged at a later date when your reservation is confirmed.

50% of the proceeds will be donated to conservation efforts and 50% will be contributed to our education department.

60 to 90 minutes. 

Tours can include up to 10 people. Tours are suggested for children 7 and older.

Please complete this survey to submit your Guided Tour reservation request. There will be no money transaction during this process. A zoo representative will be in touch regarding your request.

Please note that by completing this form, you are not scheduling your tour. This is simply a request. 

If you have any questions about our Guided Tour program, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Engagement, Laura MacBride at

*Please check here to acknowledge your understanding that the zoo's guided tours require a 2-week advance reservation.
*Requests made less than 2 weeks in advance of tour date may not be approved.