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Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Avenue

West Orange, NJ 07052

(973) 731-5800 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.turtlebackzoo.com/tbzoo/index.jsp 

Located on 20 acres in the beautiful South Mountain Reservation, Turtle Back Zoo exhibits species from all 5 continents. Naturalistic exhibits located throughout the zoo’s landscaped grounds offer the perfect recreational and educational experience. Ride the zoo’s miniature train, play on the animal themed playground, take a spin on the carousel or catch an animal program, there is always adventure around every corner.


Jenkinson’s Aquarium

300 Ocean Avenue

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-3621

(732) 899-1659 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium/

Since 1991, Jenkinson’s Aquarium has dedicated itself to the education, conservation, and superior care of a diverse collection of life from aquatic habitats. We strive to provide our guests with a unique and memorable experience through creative exhibits as well as innovative educational and outreach programs.

Conservation Efforts:

Jenkinson’s Aquarium is home to Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle and the African penguin, both endangered species.

Participation in SSPs (Species Survival Plans):

The Aquarium participates in SSPs for the African penguin, as well as for the Lake Victoria cichlid, Pancake tortoise, Pygmy marmoset, Lined seahorse, Spotted seahorse, Ocellated river stingray, & Harbor Seal.

Cape May County Park Zoo

Route 9 & Pine Lane

Cape may Court House, NJ 08210

(609) 465-5271 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.capemaycountyzoo.org/

Have a wild time as you explore more than 85 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits.  With 250 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and over 550 animals, you’re sure to see something new.

Bergen County Zoological Park

216 Forest Avenue

Paramus, NJ 07652-5349

(201) 262-3771 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/index.aspx

Bergen County Zoo Mission Statement:
To instill in our guests a strong sense of appreciation and understanding of wildlife and wild places.

Conservation Efforts:

The Bergen County Zoo is home to the following endangered species: Andean condor, Mississippi gopher frog , Panamanian golden frog, Cotton-top tamarin, Goeldi’s monkey, Ocelot, Golden lion tamarin, Baird’s tapir, and Puerto Rican crested toad.

Participation in SSPs (Species Survival Plans):

The Zoo participates in SSPs for these species: Andean condor, Panamanian golden frog, Cotton-top tamarin, Goeldi’s monkey, Ocelot, Golden lion tamarin, and Puerto Rican crested toad.

For more information about conservation efforts at the Bergen County Zoological Park, please visit http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcParks/ZooConservation.html.

Adventure Aquarium

1 Aquarium Dirve

Camden , NJ 08103-1060

(856) 365-3300 – Local Phone

Website: http://adventureaquarium.org/

Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium is a true waterfront treasure, featuring nearly 200,000 square feet of space, over 2 million gallons of water and 8,500 super cool animals! The fifth largest aquarium in the country, Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos and one of only two aquariums in the country to exhibit a Hammerhead Shark. Adventure Aquarium offers numerous hands-on touch experiences.