Local Zoos

  • Located in West Orange, Turtle Back Zoo offers a diverse collection of animals from around the world. Explore their exhibits, including African Adventure, Sea Turtle Recovery, and the Essex Farm petting zoo. The zoo also features a train ride, carousel, and Treetop Adventure Course for added fun. Location: 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 Website: https://turtlebackzoo.com/

  • Bergen County Zoo:

    Nestled within Van Saun County Park in Paramus, the Bergen County Zoo offers an intimate experience with a variety of animals. From North American wildlife to endangered species, this zoo provides educational exhibits and interactive encounters for visitors of all ages. Location: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652 Website: https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bergen-county-zoo

  • Space Farms Zoo and Museum: 

    Situated in Sussex, New Jersey, Space Farms Zoo and Museum is a family-owned zoo that combines wildlife and history. Explore their collection of exotic animals, as well as a museum with artifacts and displays showcasing rural American life. Location: 218 County Road 519, Sussex, NJ 07461 Website: https://www.spacefarms.com/

  • Bronx Zoo: One of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world, the Bronx Zoo in New York offers an extensive collection of animals and exhibits. From African elephants to Himalayan snow leopards, you’ll find a wide range of wildlife to explore. The zoo also features a butterfly garden, bug carousel, and the Congo Gorilla Forest.

Each zoo provides unique experiences and opportunities to learn about and connect with animals from all over the globe. Remember to check their websites for more detailed information about exhibits, events, and visitor guidelines. Have a fantastic time exploring these wonderful zoos!

  • Cape May County Park & Zoo:

    Situated in Cape May Court House, this free-entry zoo is nestled within a beautiful park. It houses a variety of animals, including lions, giraffes, and snow leopards. Take a stroll through their spacious grounds, visit the aviary, and enjoy the picnic areas. Location: 707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 Website: https://www.cmczoo.com/

  • Popcorn Park Zoo:

    Popcorn Park Zoo, located in Forked River, is a sanctuary that provides shelter and care for abandoned, injured, or abused animals. Along with the rescued wildlife, you’ll find farm animals and exotic species. It’s a place where you can learn about animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Location: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652 Website: https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bergen-county-zoo

    • Staten Island Zoo

    Although located just outside Union Township in Staten Island, New York, this zoo is worth the visit. With a focus on education and conservation, it features a diverse range of animals, including red pandas, snakes, and birds. Don’t miss their reptile wing and children’s center. Location: 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310 Website: https://www.statenislandzoo.org/

  • Central Park Zoo: 

    Central Park Zoo: Located in the heart of Manhattan, New York, the Central Park Zoo offers an urban oasis for wildlife enthusiasts. Enjoy exhibits such as the Tropic Zone, Penguin House, and the Snow Leopard Habitat. The zoo also provides educational programs and live animal feedings. Location: 64th Street and 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10021 Website: https://centralparkzoo.com/ Location: 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460 Website: https://bronxzoo.com/