Turtleback Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 731-5800 • ext. 241 Party Information

Recently celebrating its 30th birthday, the Turtleback Zoo, located in South Mountain Reservation, houses 500 animals of 200 different species. Focusing on New Jersey wildlife, the collection includes cougars, bison, eagles, and wolves, all of which were originally found in the state.

Other animals include elk, llamas, white-tailed deer, otters, owls, sea lions, and others, as well as domestic animals that kids can feed. Attractions like a pony ride and train ride add to the fun and excitement of visiting the animals.

A number of special events take place here throughout the year, with activities and exhibits for everyone.

Hours: Open daily, 10am - 3:30pm. Zoo remains open for 30 minutes after last admission.
Adults $11.00
Seniors $8.00
Children 2-12 $8.00
Children under 2 FREE
Rates are discounted from December thru March.
Groups: Group discount available. Call for details on group admission and program information.
Group Reservations: At least 1 week in advance.
Lunch: Food sold. Shaded picnic area.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-95 (NJ Tpke) south to exit 15W. West on I-280 to exit 10. Turn left at light. Zoo is 3 miles on left. About 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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