Advanced tickets recommended. Use link below, not Zoo Admission Ticket link.
No advanced ticket sales required for Zip Lining.
Please note Treetop Adventure is not part of Zoo Admission.
10am – 4pm
Also OPEN Monday, September 28th from 10am – 8pm
Also OPEN Tuesday, October 6 – Thursday, October 8 and Monday, October 12 from 12pm – 8pm
Built right next to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, the New And Expanded Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course is a world-class aerial obstacle course. Our Adult Courses (approx. 35ft in height) offer 30 unique challenge elements with an average run time of 1 to 1.5 hours. Our Junior Courses (approx. 10ft in height) offer 15 unique challenge elements with an average run time of 30 to 45 minutes. Parents/Guardians may join their children on the Junior Course for the same fee. The redesigned Zip Line measures over a football field in length and stands at approximately 40 feet.
Reservations for the Courses are highly suggested for guaranteed admission, but not required. Walk-ups are welcomed, but limited, due to availability on the day of your visit. Please note, the Zip Line does not require a reservation – if you wish to add the Zip Line to your Courses, please advise the cashier when you arrive for your reservation.
PLEASE NOTE FACE COVERINGS AND TEMPERATURE SCANS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE.Reserve Now
Online Reservations are highly encouraged and guarantee your spot. You cannot call to make a reservation. You can try for a walk-up slot. Walk-ups without reservations cannot be guaranteed admission. Walk-ups are taken on a first come, first served basis, after all reservations are accommodated if there is still availability.
Aerial Obstacle Course, Zip Line
WEEKENDS ONLY 10am – 4pm
Click to see Zoo Map
You DO NOT need to enter The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in order to enter the TreeTop Adventure Course.
Please follow the directional signage in the parking lot to access the walkway to the facility.
Rules & Regulations
In order to experience the Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course, the following physical requirements must be met:
Min Age – 6 years old
Max Weight – 250 lbs
Min Height – 54 in.
Max Weight – 250 lbs
Min Age – 6 years old
Min Weight – 80 lbs
Max Weight – 250 lbs
Tickets and event/class reservations purchased through turtlebackzoo.com are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. Purchasers must upon arrival adhere to the following requirements for final admission onto grounds; 1) Wear face covering over nose and mouth (not provided by establishment) 2) Have a temperature of under 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Medical documentation must be presented to be able to override either requirement. In the event you or someone in your group does not meet these requirements, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will issue a refund.
All participants must have a completed and signed Participant Agreement Form. Participant Agreement Forms can be printed via the link below. We strongly request you print them out and complete them before your arrival. Reservations can be made via the link at the bottom of the page.
Required Attire & Footwear
Please remember the physical nature of the adventure. Only guests who are wearing athletic sneakers will be allowed to participate. No sandals, flip flops, Toms, Crocs, Uggs, slip-ons, heeled boots, leather dress shoes or other footwear not intended for physical & athletic outdoor use will be permitted on the course (at the discretion of the course Supervisors). Clothing that a harness will not safely fit over will not be permitted on the course. Our expert adventure guides recommend that you bring a pair of slip resistant gloves (none are sold on premises).
We are unable to store any personal belongings so please keep that in mind when preparing for your adventure. Any purses, backpacks or satchels must be unobtrusive and sit comfortably above your waist if you want to bring them on the course.
Adult Course + Zip Line
Junior Course + Zip Line
Prices are per person
Once the adventure is paid for, there will be no refunds for any reason. If you are asked to leave the course by staff or if you retire from the activity, there will be no refunds. In the case of an event cancellation, Essex County Treetop Adventure shall use reasonable efforts to ensure you receive a prompt refund of the face value of your purchase. Please contact us for information regarding receiving your refund. If an event is modified, moved or rescheduled, Essex County Treetop Adventure reserves the right to set refund limitations. When a refund is available, it will be processed back to the original card used to purchase. Essex County Treetop Adventure provides no refunds due to inclement weather.
We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Reservations are forfeited 30 minutes after their start time. If there are course wait times, reservations will be accommodated as soon as possible.
We do accept day of walk-ups however, walk-ups without reservations cannot be guaranteed admission. Walk-ups are taken on a first come, first served basis, after all reservations are accommodated if there is still availability.
Please call 973-731-5800 ext. 279 for reservation changes and cancellations. For general Treetop Adventure questions, call 973-731-5800 ext. 0.
Terms and Conditions
You will be charged a $10 per person deposit for your reservation. Remaining balance must be settled upon arrival. Admission is for one trip per purchase. All participants must have a completed and signed Participant Agreement Form.
Essex County Treetop Adventure Course reserves the right to refuse admission if you are not wearing the required attire and footwear (see subsequent section). Essex County Treetop Adventure Course reserves the right to refuse admission to or order off the course anyone who disregards the safety rules or who appears to our staff to be unable to complete the course. Pregnant women or persons with heart conditions are expressly prohibited from going on the course. Anyone who has been drinking alcoholic beverages or taking medications or other substances that may affect her/his ability to perform on the course is prohibited from participating.