Zoo Train

Zoo Train

CLOSED for the WINTER SEASON. Please Note current railroad construction may impact the dates and times of the Train opening this spring.

Departing from Turtle Back Junction, the zoo’s miniature train ride takes visitors through the beautiful South Mountain Reservation. The train is a perfect way to cool down on a hot day. The train departs approximately every 15 minutes from the station, and is wheelchair accessible. Train rides are included with the price of admission. The train is closed during inclement weather and for the winter (from December 1st – March 31st).


Miniature Train


Open April – December


Included with regular ticket purchase

Interactive Exhibit

Ride a miniature train


Click to view Zoo Map

Turtle Back Zoo

The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will re-open to the public on Thursday, June 18th with Timed Tickets Only. Learn more and Reserve