In addition to kids parties, Turtle Back Zoo offers a number of unique rental locations for your affairs, corporate events and parties. Our event planner will work with you from beginning to end to ensure a once in a lifetime event. Catering options are available using the zoo’s catering services or outside catering services. For more information or to book your event, please call the zoo’s guest relations office at 973-731-5800, x101.

Reptile House

Our state of the art Reptile House/Education Center can offer a one of a kind experience to you and your guests. Have a corporate meeting while being surrounded by our Black Dragons and Reticulated Pythons! Alternatively, you can have a buffet set-up within our Education Center. Work with the Zoo Events Coordinator to make your affair an unforgettable one.

Limited to 100 individuals.

Cost: $1000

Class Room Party

Class Room Party

Reptile House Party

Reptile House Party

Carousel Plaza

Come and experience our Endangered Species Carousel at night! Stained glass windows, mosaic floors and unique outdoor and indoor lighting make this one of the most elegant locations within the zoo grounds. Have your guests enjoy our scenic boardwalk, or sit and have dinner in our Wooden Gazebo. Perfect for any occasion. This rental is completely private to you and your guests alone. Work with the Zoo Events Coordinator to make your event an unforgettable one. Package includes unlimited carousel rides.

Limited to 350 people.

Cost: $1,200

Carousel Party

Carousel Party

Birthday Parties

Turtle Back Zoo now has a number of indoor and outdoor facilities available to rent for parties. Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event or anything in between, we can accommodate most any function. We can also cater your event, and have several menus from which you can choose. Make sure to ask us about face painting at your next party!

Click here to download party menu options

Cafe Party Room:  Room Rental is available for exclusive use on Mondays through Saturdays (your party will have exclusive use of the room for the 2 hour time period of 10am to 12pm), plus the cost of food and the price of group admission.*

Carousel:  Our Endangered Species Carousel is a new and exciting area to hold your party. This beautiful plaza area includes an outdoor area as well as a covered one.  This area is available for daytime parties, and makes an unique setting for an evening affair.*

Classrooms:  The use of the classroom(s) is available for rental in time periods of two hours with exclusive use of the room.  Each room holds approximately 30 people.  Catering is available through the Cafeteria, or you maybring your own food.

Gazebo: The outdoor upper gazebo hold up to 140 guests. Two hour exclusive rentals are available. Catering is available through the Cafeteria, or you may bring your own food.*

Picnic Area:  The Picnic Area tables hold approximately 200 people.  This area is available to parties as well as to other Zoo guests.

Group Rates are for groups of 15 or more.
* denotes a minimum group of 35 guests
In season group admission (April 1 – November 30) $9.00 per person
Off season group admission (December 1 – March 31)   $8.00 per person

For more information, please contact Turtle Back Zoo Customer Relations at 973 731-5800, ext 221 or 223