New Jersey Zoos and Aquariums


Adventure Aquarium, Camden N.J.


There are always more NEW things to see and do at Adventure Aquarium on the Camden, NJ Waterfront. Open 365 days a year from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Adventure Aquarium continues to offer new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and new moments of magic. Check out the all new KidZone, an enchanting playground “under the sea,” and experience seven different touch exhibits to get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and more. Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world where you can see hippos nose-to-nose, and the only aquarium in the country with Great Hammerhead Sharks – among the largest and rarest of sharks! Add two million gallons of fun, a 40-foot suspended Shark Tunnel, a 4D Theater (sponsored by PSE&G) and free live shows and up-close animal experiences daily, and it’s clear to see why a trip to Adventure Aquarium promises to deliver family memories that will last a lifetime.

Hours:
The Aquarium is open 365 days a year.
10:00am to 5:00pm

General Admission:
Adult (Ages 13+) $28.00
Child (Ages 2 – 12) $21.00
Children Under 2 FREE

Visit there website for full details www.adventureaquarium.com










Cape May County Park And Zoo,
Cape May Court House, N.J.


A trip to the Zoo is always a treat, a treat to be enjoyed by everyone, and our Zoo is no exception.
Enjoy meeting Charlie Camel, Jerome Giraffe, Brutus & Tinker-bell Cougar, Max & Ellie Lion, Matilda & Dundee, Wallaby and all the rest of our residents whose numbers are now approaching 250. There are monkeys, tigers, bobcats, zebra, black bear, leopards, prairie dogs, raccoons, fox, black buck, oryx, deer, exotic birds and reptiles all handsomely displayed in the most modern, impeccably kept and up to date facilities available.

Hours:
Open 7 Days | 364 Days a Year
7 days 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Zoo | 10 a.m. to Dusk – Park

Admission is free

Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Visit there website for full details www.beachcomber.com/Capemay/zoo.html










Cohanzick Zoo, Bridgeton, N.J.


In 1934, the City found itself in possession of a small herd of deer which the citizens thought should be exhibited. With this, the Cohanzick Zoo began.

The zoo was named for the band of Lenape Indians who resided in Bridgeton alongside the river – as a result, they became known as the Cohanzick Indians. Today, the Cohansey River peacefully flows through the park adding a unique natural setting. It is a great place to visit all year ’round. The Cohanzick Zoo is New Jersey’s first zoo, and a division of the Department of Recreation and Public Affairs.

Cohanzick Zoological Society (CZS) Membership: For just pennies a day you can help the Cohanzick Zoo acquire new animals, improve and renovate exhibits, and maintain the Zoo’s beautifully landscaped grounds and facilities. As a member of the CZS you are eligible for: Free or Discounted admission to a wide variety of zoo’s and aquariums across the country, 10% discount at our souvenir stand, reduced admission to Zoo Camp, and invitations to “Member’s Only” events at the zoo, and much more!


The zoo is open daily
Winter hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Summer hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission is free

Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Visit there website for full details. www.cohanzickzoo.org


Jenkinsons Aquarium, PT. Pleasant Beach, NJ


Jenkinson’s Aquarium is a privately owned facility located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Opening in June of 1991, Jenkinson’s Aquarium has proven to be a valuable educational and recreational resource, as evidenced by its growing popularity. 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.

Exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, alligators and seals give you the opportunity to get up close to animals from around the globe. Another attraction, the touch tank, allows visitors to touch live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray!

In addition to the educational exhibits, the aquarium offers workshops for children of all ages, as well as professional development workshops for teachers and group tours for schools and scout groups.

Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5pm
Saturday -Sunday 10am – 5pm

Admission:
Adult: $12.00
Child (3-12): $7.00
Seniors (62 & up): $7.00

Visit there website for full details www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium









Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, N.J.


Located on 20 acres in the beautiful South Mountain Reservation, Turtle Back Zoo exhibits species from all 5 continents. Naturalistic exhibits located throughout the zoo’s landscaped grounds offer the perfect recreational and educational experience. Ride the zoo’s miniature train, play on the animal themed playground, take a spin on the carousel or catch an animal program, there is always adventure around every corner. Visitor amenities including free parking in the zoo lot, cafeteria, picnic area and a gift shop are available for your convenience. Every visit to the zoo is different and exciting. Please join us for a fun filled wild day that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
*Park remains open for 1/2 hour after last admission.
Zoo will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Admissions:
Adults: $14.00
Children (ages 2 to 12): $11.00
Seniors 62+: $11.00
Children 23 months and under: Free

Visit there website for full details www.turtlebackzoo.com