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Behind the Scenes at Penguins, 7pm Tour

August 22, 2019 7:00 pm
August 22, 2019 7:30 pm
560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ USA   View map
973-731-5800 ext 103


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Turtle Back Zoo Behind the Scenes at the Shores of Africa, 7pm Tour

Tours begin at 7pm.

Ticket includes:

  • ~30 minute Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Meet and greet with Zoo Staff
  • Admission to the zoo for the day (for non-Zoological Society members)

Travel all the way to the Shores of Africa for a Behind the Scenes look at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s state-of-the-art African penguin exhibit.  Meet with a TBZ Educator and Keeper to discover why African penguins are so endangered and how TBZ is aiding their survival as a species.  You’ll enjoy learning all about our “waddle” of penguins, their daily care, and the new exhibit.  This Behind the Scenes Tour takes place during our weekly summer Late Nights on Thursdays.

Attendees must be 6 years old or over; all children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Group sizes are limited to 10 people; every attendee must have purchased a ticket.  It is about a 10 minute walk from the Reptile House to the Penguin entrance.  Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear; some locations may have a wet floor or you may be inadvertently splashed.  Some behind the scenes areas are snug or smell of fish; if you have questions or concerns about accessibility please contact us so that we may better address your needs at 973-731-5800 ext.103 or

Your Behind the Scenes ticket gives you Zoo admission for anytime on the day of the tour (for Zoo non-members), but tour attendees must meet Tour Staff 15 minutes prior (6:45pm) to the start of the tour at the entrance to the Reptile House. Tours start promptly at the agreed-upon time; late arrivals may lose part of the tour by being late, or lose the entire tour without refund. Tours will commence regardless of weather, unless cancelled by the Zoo due to unsafe conditions for our Animals, Staff, or Tour Attendees. If we cancel a tour due to weather we will notify you as soon as possible and will try to reschedule a date and time. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions and for walking the Zoo.

Rescheduling: Cancellations with refund may be made up to 7 days prior to the originally scheduled tour date and time; no refunds will be offered less than 7 days prior to the originally scheduled tour date and time. Rescheduling or cancellations may be made by phone at 973-731-5800 ext. 103 or email:


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