Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania

 

This year, we have super ramped up all of our outdoor activities, and the holidays are no exception! I do have to say it is pretty cool that a lot of really festive events are actually outside. We always like to research various places in the area before going out, and the Elmwood Zoo really caught our eye. Luckily, it was not too bad of a commute and a perfect opportunity to enjoy a walk while seeing really unique animals.

The opening gate at the Elmwood Zoo in Norristown Pennsylvania.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania
A neon sign of the zoo with the words Wild Lights.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania
Christmas decorations on a tree.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania

Since it is very close to winter, and cold in Pennsylvania (especially at night) some of the animal exhibits were closed. However, much to my surprise, there were several animals that seemed to be thriving in our climate. My absolute favorite was an adorable porcupine that seemed to have super strength. The chunky fellow enjoyed climbing up the fence, seemed to do a backflip, and then was taking laps in his area. The porcupine ran up to us right away and was quite social.

A porcupine climbing a fence at the zoo.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania

There was one indoor exhibit that was open at the time we went with several mammals and even some Montezuma Quail! Even though the exhibit was indoors and warm, there were large open doors to keep the air flowing which was nice. In general, I would recommend wearing warm layers, a hat, gloves, warm shoes, and hand warmers if you have them. It can get very cold up here in the North East region!

A large stuffed animal zebra.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania
Small birds in an enclosure at the zoo.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania
Small birds in an enclosure at the zoo.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania
A small mouse in an enclosure at the zoo.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania

The trail itself is easy to navigate, and it is not very arduous. It is basically a loop which is nice, especially walking at night time! The Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights is a great activity to get outside and enjoy with the whole family. It is an educational festive experience that you will treasure forever! You might even see a Bald Eagle or two! I will leave the Elmwood Zoo’s website below so you can get the most up to date travel information. Make sure that you click that subscribe button! Happy Holidays!!!

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-For Additional Reading

If you are traveling to the Pennsylvania region, and are interested in learning about its history, a really amazing resource is the book “Pennsylvania A History of the Commonwealth” by which is edited by Randall M. Miller and William Pencak. It is so informative, and reviews the history of our state, in addition to the geography, architecture, archaeology, art history, and even stories of folklore and folklife that are specific to this area.

My personal copy of “Pennsylvania A History of the Commonwealth”

I personally recommend this book if you are planning a trip to Pennsylvania, or even if you are just interested in learning about the state in general. If you would like to check it out, click on the link below!

https://amzn.to/3HKyU9D

If you would like to check out the full list of travel books that I recommend make sure that you check out this comprehensive guide!

Travel Books I Recommend

Lit up candy cane decorations lining a path at the zoo.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania
A Happy Hanukkah dreidel at the zoo.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania
A flying reindeer with a string of lights on a barn at the zoo.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania
An eagle sits on a branch at an outdoor enclosure at the zoo.
Elmwood Zoo Wild Lights Norristown Pennsylvania

https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/

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For generations, my family has lived in the Philadelphia area, and my writing reflects these influences. This blog explores perspectives on life, encouragement, travel, health, and local living.

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