Cape May County Park & Zoo
4 Moore Road - DN 801
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210
(609) 465-5271

The 200-acre (including the 80-acre zoo) Cape May County Park & Zoo offers a wide range of recreational activities, including a variety of sports, fishing, hiking, bike riding, outdoor concerts, and more. Facilities include covered pavilions, open-pit barbecues, and everything else a family needs for a great outing. But the best feature is the Zoo.

The Cape May Zoo is home to almost 200 species of wildlife -- nearly 550 animals in all. The relaxed park setting houses tigers and lions and bears, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, and most of the animals usually found in the big zoos.

The Reptile and Amphibian House is as popular here as it is in the Bronx Zoo, and it is home to a wide variety of species of all shapes and sizes. The World of Birds includes a lush tropical environment with many species of beautiful birds. The African Savanna is a 57-acre habitat where African animals of all types thrive. And domestic animals can be fed and touched in the Children's Zoo.

The Zoo is great for individuals and groups, and staff will work with teachers to help provide a memorable experience for School Groups of all ages.

Hours: Open daily 10:00am - 3:45pm (4:45 in the summer), weather permitting. Closed Christmas.
Admission: FREE. 
Groups: Admission is FREE, but there are fees for groups arriving by bus, for use of picnic shelters, etc. Call for details. Education Programs cost about between $3.00 and $5.00 per student for most, with a discount offered to Cape May County schools and organizations. Call to confirm prices or visit the Zoo's official site, linked above.
Group Reservations: At least 8 weeks in advance. for group programs.
Lunch: Food concessions and picnic areas available.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Garden State Pkwy. to exit 11 (CR 609). West on 609 to Rt. 9. Turn right and go 1/8 mile to Zoo. About 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

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