VISITOR INFO

Admission & Hours

Admission Rates

Adult

13 and over

$14

Child

2-12

$12

Senior

62 and over

$12

Baby

Under 2

FREE

Tickets can be purchased Online or at the Zoo Entrance.

PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETSBecome a ZOO MEMBER to enjoy UNLIMITED Admissions

NOTE: Turtle Back Zoo does NOT honor Reciprocal Memberships from Bergen County Zoo.

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.

Zoo Closed on Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Hours

OPEN DAILY
10am – 3pm

*Park remains open for 1 hour after last admission for regular hours. 
Zoo will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. 

The Zoo is open Rain or Shine, so please plan your trip accordingly.

FREE Parking

There are various parking lots and garages throughout The South Mountain Recreation Complex that provide FREE parking.

Rentals

Single Stroller            $7
Double Stroller         $10

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, 2023.

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.

PURCHASE A GIFT CARD

ZOO UPDATES

Please Review the Exhibit Closures, New Policies and FAQs for your next visit to the Zoo.

Look Above for Link to Online Ticketing for General Zoo Admission.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Turtle Back Zoo

Zoo Open Daily 10am to 3pmPURCHASE TICKETS