Monthly Archives: August 2016

Turtle Back Sleepover

The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo invites you to spend a WILD night at the zoo! Our second sleepover, because the first was so much fun!

Enjoy a night filled with adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo! Observe our animals after hours, interact with our Educators and Keepers, and discover how our Zoo works behind the scenes. Our brand new TBZ Sleepover program is fun for all families who’d like to spend a night exploring the Zoo while learning about TBZ’s mission of conservation and stewardship.

Please call 973-731-5800 for more information or register at:

Age Requirements: Ages 6 and above, groups must have 1 adult chaperone for every 4 children in the party.

Program Time and Date: 5pm August 20 – 8:30am August 21 (the event is overnight); rain date is August 27.

Program Fee: $100 per person for Non-Members, $90 per person for TBZ Zoological Society Members; all adults and children must register. Society Members will be required to show membership cards at check-in.

Participants will be responsible for supplying sleeping bags and sleeping pads (no tents). Dinner is not included with the progam; participants should eat prior to arrival OR bring a simple meal to be eaten during the check-in time. NJ is a no-touch state; contact with zoo animals is not permitted under state law.

Program includes:

Carousel and Train Rides
Animal Encounter
Tour of TBZ with Staff and Keepers
Evening Snack
Free Overnight Parking
Secure Indoor Sleeping Area at the Berson Education Center
Breakfast on the deck of our new Savanna Cafe



Upcoming Events

  • February 20, 2017See the Seas Mini-Camp, Parts I and II
  • February 25, 2017 11:00 amSeasonal Job Fair
  • February 25, 2017 2:00 pmSOLD OUT - Zoo Behind the Scenes: Giraffe House
  • February 26, 2017 2:00 pmMembers Only- Zoo Behind the Scenes: Giraffe House
  • March 4, 2017 12:00 pmSummer Camp Open House
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