BOO JUST FOR YOU!
Join the Elmwood Park Zoo for some special after hours trick or treating fun! This sneak preview of our regularly scheduled Boo at the Zoo event is specially geared for our guests with special needs, and their families and caregivers. This is a great opportunity to experience and enjoy Boo at the Zoo in a more relaxed setting, perfect for those with sensory sensitivities. Guests can walk the zoo and participate in treat stations, animal meet-and-greets, a costume parade and more
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 FROM 4-6PM
Costume Parade: 5:30pm on The Eagle Deck
Pre-registration is required
*$14.95 for general admission
*$10.95 for members
*personal care attendants and/or one-on-one aids may enter at no charge. Pre-registration is required.*
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Sensory Packs Available at Elmwood Park Zoo
Elmwood Park Zoo, the first zoo in the nation to be named a Certified Autism Center, is yet another step closer to achieving its multi-tiered, multi-year, half-million dollar-facility transformation into an all-inclusive, special needs facility; with its most recent accomplishment making things just a little easier for guests with sensory sensitivities or challenges.
Zoo guests will now have access to complimentary daily-use “Sensory Packs:” autism support bags incorporating noise cancelling headphones, fidget toys, thinking putty and laminated copies of EPZ’s Social Story, sensory map, and sensory guide. The packs are expected to be available for guests by the end of September.
You can learn more about this new initiative by clicking HERE.