New Jersey


Adventure Aquarium, Camden

1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: (856) 365-3300
Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm

The world’s only aquarium to exhibit hippos--the Adventure Aquarium allows visitors to get up close and personal with more than 8,500 species including the East Coast’s largest collection of sharks, and touch tank experiences with sharks and stingrays.

Bergen County Zoological Park, Paramus

216 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 262-3771

This Zoo is home to a wide variety of wild and domestic animals, living in natural habitats. Different species of birds, some exotic and rare, and reptiles, like the Red-footed Tortoise, Boa Constrictor, and American Alligator will all be found here, as will mammals such as the Golden Lion, Ferret, Porcupine, Coati, American Bison, Mountain Lion, and many others.

Cape May County Park Zoo

707 N Route 9 Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-5271
Hours: Summer--10am to 4:45pm

The Zoo is located in the main county park. With 200 species of animals and over 500 specimens from around the World, it includes a reptile house and a free flight aviary. Areas are available for family reunions, picnics or company outings. Free admission.

Cohanzick Zoo, Bridgeton

45 Mayor Aitkan Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Hours: Daily 9am - 4pm fall/winter and 9am - 5pm spring/summer. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Located about 45 minutes south of Philadelphia, a lovely picnic ground complements our free admission zoo, which is funded through the Cohanzick Zoological Society. From cougar cubs and black bears, to screech owls and lemurs, your family will visiting New Jersey's first animal park.

Jenkinson's Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach

300 Ocean Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Phone: (732) 899-1659
Hours: Open Every Day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Aquarium is privately owned and located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach. Exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, and seals allow visitors the opportunity to get up close to animals from around the globe. Thetouch tank provides children, both young and old, to touch live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray! Winter hours are 10am – 5pm. Summer hours are 10am – 10pm.

Popcorn Park, Forked River

1 Humane Way Forked River, NJ 08731
Hours: 11am - 5pm, holidays 11am - 2pm

The Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured or elderly wildlife, birds, and animals. Located on seven acres, the zoo has over 200 animals including an elephant, tigers, African lions and black bears.

Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari, Jackson

1 Six Flags Blvd. Jackson, NJ 08527 (599 Monmouth Road)
Hours: Last Safari 4pm Park Open 10:30am - 8pm most summer days

Safari Off Road Adventure, part of Six Flags Theme Park, Jackson, with 1,200 animals from six continents, including tigers, giraffes, lions and elephants. Intermediate stop includes a zip-line offering.

Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

560 Northfield Ave. West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: (973) 731-5800

Animals from all five continents are present in the zoo’s 20 acres of landscaped grounds, including eagles, wolves, penguins, monkeys, and cougars. The amphitheater and education center offer live animal demonstrations throughout the day. A petting zoo, pony rides, restaurant and a train ride complete a great visit. Free Parking.