Cohanzick Zoo
c/o City Hall Annex
181 East Commerce St.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 455-3230 ext. 242 • 453-1658

This small zoo, nestled among the woods and waterways of Bridgeton City Park, is New Jersey's first zoo and one of the last free zoos in the nation. More than 60 years old, the Cohanzik Zoo displays more than 100 animals in modern, naturalistic exhibits.

The emphasis here is the fauna of Asia and South America, and visitors will enjoy seeing monkeys, bears, big cats, crocodiles, and snakes. Cohanzik also features New Jersey's only walk-through aviary.

Bridgeton itself is a city rich in history and in fact contains New Jersey's largest historic district. More than 20 buildings can be seen in a great walking tour, several of which can be entered and toured themselves. See more about Bridgeton elsewhere in this guide.

The Zoo makes a great addition to any historical tour and also features an educational program for School Groups of any age.

Hours: Open daily 9am - 4pm (winter) and 9am - 5pm (summer). Closed Christmas. Call to confirm hours.
Admission: FREE for families and individuals. Donations are appreciated.
Groups: Call for group rates.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic areas available. Concession open weekends and holidays only.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-76 East to Rt. 42 (NS Frwy.) South. Take Rt. 55 South/West to Rt. 56 West to Rt. 77 South to Bridgeton. Entering Bridgeton, the 1st light will Carll's Corner Plaza. Continue on 77 to the 4th light and turn right onto East Commerce. 3 blocks to Mayor Aitken Dr.. Entrance is on right. 60 - 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

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