Turtle Back Zoo Behind the Scenes at the Shores of Africa
Tours begin at 6pm & 7pm.
- ~30 minute Behind the Scenes Tour
- Meet and greet with Zoo Staff
- Admission to the zoo for the day (for non-Zoological Society members)
Travel all the way to the Shores of Africa for a Behind the Scenes look at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s state-of-the-art African penguin exhibit. Meet with a TBZ Educator and Keeper to discover why African penguins are so endangered and how TBZ is aiding their survival as a species. You’ll enjoy learning all about our “waddle” of penguins, their daily care, and the new exhibit. This Behind the Scenes Tour takes place during our weekly summer Late Nights on Thursdays.
Attendees must be 6 years old or over; all children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Group sizes are limited to 10 people; every attendee must have purchased a ticket. It is about a 10 minute walk from the Reptile House to the Penguin entrance. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear; some locations may have a wet floor or you may be inadvertently splashed. Some behind the scenes areas are snug or smell of fish; if you have questions or concerns about accessibility please contact us so that we may better address your needs at 973-731-5800 ext.103 or email@example.com.