When you can see bald eagles, howler monkeys, and jaguars in the same place, you're either at the zoo or on an eccentric billionaire's houseboat. Enjoy a wealth of wildlife with this Groupon.
$175 for a One-Year Family Aquarium and Zoo Membership ($285 Value)
Family membership grants admission for two adults and up to four children to the Adventure Aquarium (a $185 value) and the Elmwood Park Zoo (a $100 value). Membership also includes 10% off at each location's café and gift shop.
Both the zoo and aquarium are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adventure Aquarium and Elmwood Park Zoo
At The Adventure Aquarium, patrons can not only look at sharks in a tank, but be surrounded by them. At the Ocean Realm Exhibit, great hammerhead sharks, swim through a 750,000-gallon tank, their 7-foot bodies passing all around onlookers in the 40-foot shark tunnel.
Of course, Adventure Aquarium also houses a wide variety of marine animals. Their two Nile hippos each weigh in at approximately 3,000 pounds, and their mouths can open up to four feet—enough to swallow most wedding cakes in a single bite. At the aquarium's West African River Experience, visitors marvel at these hippos as they plunge into the water and swim right up to the glass. The Jules Verne Gallery, meanwhile, houses a giant pacific octopus. This cephalopod mollusk stretches out eight tentacles, each covered in some 280 suction cups.
The Elmwood Park Zoo surrounds its guests in a microcosm of North and South American habitats. American bison roam a grasslands area, bobcats prowl over the wetlands exhibit, and bald eagles soar within the confines of Olivia's Eagle Canyon. These are just three of the roughly 300 animals that call the zoo home. In addition to frolicking across exhibit spaces, many of these creatures also interact with zoo visitors at the ZooBowl outdoor amphitheater.