13 and over
Admission & Hours
62 and over
Guarantee your zoo visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time. Same day tickets may be limited at the gate.
As you know, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is continually renovating and upgrading to create a fun, safe and educational experience for our customers. You may now notice a “fee” on your transaction. This has previously been a part of your zoo admission, but our online ticketing now has been updated to include this fee as a separate line item on the ticketing side.
The funds generated are specifically allocated to be used on enhancements at the South Mountain Recreational Complex. The fee is $2.00 per paid ticket type. Free tickets do not incur a fee. We thank you for your support. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at #973-731-5800 x0.
10am – 4pm
*Park remains open for 1 hour after last admission.
Zoo will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
The Zoo is open Rain or Shine, so please plan your trip accordingly.
There are various parking lots and garages throughout The South Mountain Recreation Complex that provide FREE parking.
Single Stroller $7
Double Stroller $10
Please note strollers are currently not available to rent
Sea Turtle Sunrise at Turtle Back Zoo
Saturday, May 15, 2021
8:00am – 10:00am
Enjoy an early morning and breakfast at the zoo with an exclusive private event feel! Be one of only 200 people admitted.
Proceeds support SEA TURTLE RECOVERY and their mission to help save sea turtles.
Event admission includes two hours at the zoo before normal opening, as well as one doughnut from Doughology Doughnuts and one drink (Coffee or Apple Juice).
LOOKING FOR A GIFT FOR THAT ZOO FAN?
GRAB A ZOO GIFT CARD!
Gift Cards can be redeemed only for Zoo General Admission and Zoo Education Programming. Gift Cards CANNOT be used to purchase: Zoo Membership, Gift Shop merchandise, Café or other food offerings. Gift Cards expire December 31, 2021. Gift Cards cannot be redeemed for cash. Gift Card will be sent via email for redemption. Please allow 48 hours for e-gift card to be activated.