THE NJ GUIDE
ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
PLACES NEAR YOU
Turtle Back Zoo
Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo gives you "The World in your Backyard." Voted #1 Zoo in New Jersey with over 200 species representing animals from around the world.
Space Farms: Zoo & Museum
Space Farms Zoo & Museum is a 100 acre zoo and museum complex located in Wantage, NJ. Space Farms Zoo has over 500 live wild animals including lions, tigers, bears, leopards, jaguars, lemurs, buffalo, sheep, deer, goats, pigs, kangaroos, monkeys, llamas, hyenas, snakes and much more! Join us for a different learning adventure every visit.
Bergen County Zoological Park
The Bergen County Zoo is a “New World” zoo, exhibiting wildlife from North and South America. You have the unique opportunity to view such rare and unusual species as Baird’s Tapirs, Andean Condors, American Alligators, Golden Lion Tamarins, South American Pampas, and many others.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium is located in Historic Gardner’s Basin. Check out the aquarium, crafters village, take a boat ride, enjoy a fishing trip and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants that Gardner’s Basin has to offer.
Jenkinson’s Aquarium is a privately owned facility located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The aquarium is dedicated to educating the public on all aspects of marine life and conservation. Each exhibit is designed to promote awareness of the animals, their habitats and conservation.
Adventure Aquarium is located on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm.
The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jersey's First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission is free!
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Cape May County Park & Zoo provides free year-round admission to a collection of more than 550 animals representing 250 species in 85 acres (34 ha) of exhibits. The zoo is located at 707 Route 9 North, in the center of Cape May County's Central Park, and together the zoo and the park cover about 220 acres.
Popcorn Park Zoo
Popcorn Park was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned , abused, or injured, and which could no longer survive in its natural habitat. As time went on, we expanded to include exotic and domestic animals. All our residents once faced these circumstances, as well as exploitation and illegal ownership. Over 200 of these animals and birds now live in spacious surroundings in the heart of the scenic Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. The Refuge, which is federally licensed, comprises seven acres and is graced by the indigenous Scrub Oak and Scrub Pine.