Turtle Back Zoo

Contact Us

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

Note: In order to streamline communication efforts, please contact only the person whose position best describes the nature of your inquiry.

  • Group Sales
    To book a group reservation including school field trips for 15 or more people.
    973-731-5800 x221 or x227
  • Event Sales
    To book corporate and private events, weddings, birthday parties and other catered visits.
    973-731-5800 x223
  • Zoological Society of New Jersey & Membership
    For questions about zoo membership, donations, and Adopt-An-Animal program.
    973-731-5800 x241
  • Turtle Back Zoo Education 
    For information about Education Camps & Early Childhood Programs
    973-731-5800 x275
    For general information about Education Programs
    973-731-5800 x230
    To contact the Education Curator
    973-731-5800 x103
  • Gift Shop
    For questions about the Turtle Back Zoo Gift Shop and product offerings.
    973-731-5800 x277
  • Café & Catering
    For questions about Savanna Cafe and event catering.
    862-252-6235
  • Purchasing Office
    For general vendor business and purchasing inquiries.
    973-731-5800 x232
  • Horticulture Volunteers & Internships
    To volunteer for seasonal horticulture projects and landscape care here at the zoo and our surrounding South Mountain Recreation Complex
    dmacevoy@parks.essexcountynj.org
  • Sponsorships
    To become part of the Turtle Back Zoo sponsor family or are interested in marketing opportunities at the zoo.
    973-731-5800 x280
  • Sea Turtle Recovery
    For questions about sea turtles, STR donations, and sea turtle adoptions.
    savinglives@seaturtlerecovery.org or 973-731-5800 x290 
  • General Information
    For all other questions or to be directed to a department not listed above, please call
    973-731-5800 Press 0 for Operator

Turtle Back Zoo

Visit us during the day from 10am to 3pm | Or join us for Holiday Lights from 5pm to 9pm, select nights only |*Tell me more about Holiday Lights*