Summer has finally arrived in Montgomery County, so go out and enjoy it! Take in the warm weather and summertime smells all while enjoying some family time at these upcoming Montgomery County events.
1.) John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Meet the Owls
The John James Audubon Center is one of our favorite spots to enjoy nature in Montgomery County. The grounds are host to an enormous amount of wildlife which include a wide array of bird species. JJAC is also a refuge for non-releasble owls which are protected residents all year round.
Canoe the Perkiomen
Take a guided canoe tour of the Perkiomen Creek with a JJAC educator! View birds as they feed along the creek, explore the world of macro invertebrates, and hopefully catch a glimpse of an elusive muskrat! PFDs, canoes, and oars provided. All participants are required to wear a PFD. Registration is required. For groups of 10 or more, private canoe tours can be booked for any time throughout the week.
To sign up: email: [email protected]or call: 610-666-5593 ex. 109
2.) Amazing Adventures Happening at Elmwood Park Zoo
Zip the Zoo
Treetop Adventures at Elmwood Park Zoo features over 70 challenge games and zip lines that tower above the ground, through the trees, and even over animal exhibits! Click here to reserve online or call 610.277.3827 to make your reservation! Hours are 10am-4:30pm daily and by reservation.
With both children and adult courses to choose from, every thrill-seeker has an adventure suited just for them. This course features over 20 games and 2 zip lines suitable for children 36″ to 60″ tall. Elmwood Park Zoo’s second level course includes 45 games and 9 zip lines that take guests high above the Zoo and over 2 animal exhibits. Suitable for anyone over 54″ tall. Perfect for those on the go or anyone who’d like to test out Treetop Zoofari! Night Adventure, experience all the excitement of Treetop Zoofari with the added element of darkness! Click here for dates and details.
Help Welcome Home Elmwood’s Most Beloved Residents!
Help the team at Elmwood Park Zoo welcome home their tallest, and most beloved residents as they make the return home! The giraffe will now be permanent members of the EPZ family and are coming home to a celebration in their honor! Join in on the festivities and help bring a warm welcome home to the giraffe on Saturday, May 28th, and Sunday, May 29th, from 1 to 3pm!
Included in the welcome home party will be games, crafts and feedings all weekend long. The party is free with zoo admission. Please contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 ext. 222 for more information.
Beast of a Feast Fundraiser at Elmwood Park Zoo
EPZ’s annual fundraiser will offer guests an exclusive first look at the construction that will soon be their brand new exhibit, “Trail of the Jaguar!” Be one of the first to take a “hard-hat” tour of the construction site all while sampling hundreds of ferocious flavors courtesy of Montgomery County’s finest restaurants. Beast of a Feast will be a night to remember (and to brag about) for years!
Beast of a Feast also features:
• Live Animal Greetings
• Giraffe Feedings for Purchase
• Bison Feedings for Purchase
• Live Animal Show
• Jaguar/Ocelot/Jaguarundi Exhibit Hard-Hat Preview Tours
• Live Music
• Silent Auction
• Prize Raffles
• Free Carousel Rides
Tickets on sale now – click here!
All proceeds benefit Elmwood Park Zoo’s growing animal collection. They also help fund major facility improvements, worldwide conservation efforts, and the zoo’s various education programs.