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Here is a list of AZA affiliated zoos 

Participation is subject to change. Please contact the Zoo or Aquarium you plan to visit BEFORE your visit.
(Note:Turtle Back Zoo does NOT reciprocate with our membership. Their entrance & membership fees are at higher rates, therefore, they will not accept our membership at this time.)

VIRTUAL Party for the Planet 2021!

We have many videos, crafts, activities, and resources for
you to enjoy from the comfort of your home! 

We hope to see you there! More details coming soon under the "Event" page.

Thank you all for participating in our fun virtual concert featuring Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBride, Wynonna Judd, Riley Green, Jessie Decker, Shy Carter, and others on March 31. We are so thankful for contributing and caring about zoos and aquariums during the pandemic!!

Current Zoo News

The Bergen County Zoo is OPEN.
We are in the off-season and admission is FREE! 
The zoo is open 7 days a week
10:00am - 4:30pm (WEATHER PERMITTING)

The train and carousel are Open for the season.
Thursday - Sunday schedule (WEATHER PERMITTING)

There will be a new protocol for the zoo:
Everyone age 2+ must wear a mask at all times.
A limited amount of patrons will be allowed.
The zoo will be one directional.

Purchase Tickets Online

You do not need to reserve a daily general admission pass

Admission is currently free.
Train and carousel are open for the season
purchase tickets in person at the zoo

Purchase Membership Online

Come Here Often? Buy a membership and join the Friends and support this zoo.

Nestled in the lively town of Paramus, the Bergen County Zoo is a green oasis in a busy world. This Zoo is located in Van Saun Park, a name that has been in the area since the 1600's. This scenic Zoo and Park is a great escape from the perils of life.  The park has a playground, pavilions, dog park, sports and open fields, a pond, lots of history, and of course the Bergen County Zoo. Stop by sometime to relax and take a deep breath of fresh air, learn that charm that has drawn people to this place, and appreciate the world and animals around you!

Bergen County Zoo's Education Staff Install an Osprey Nest
Raritan Bay - Union Beach, NJ

Our education staff volunteered with Save Coastal Wildlife to install a new osprey nest!
Check it out below and check out Save Coastal Wildlife's website!

Iconic North Jersey Zoo is Now Open for Visitors -
Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is now operated by the Friends of the Bergen County Zoo!

We have snacks, ice cream, a great variety of plush animals, shirts, and educational books!

Stop by sometime and see the great gifts you can get yourself or others!

Education and Discovery Center

The Education and discovery Center is the first building on your right once you enter the zoo. It is where we house some of our reptiles and amphibians. We host our birthday parties, summer camps, and scout programs. The center has a theatre, classroom, activities, and bathrooms. 

Click the image to go to their page!

Here at the Bergen County Zoo we believe that animal preservation is key for future success. No Animal should go extinct especially if it is because of poachers, deforestation, or global change. Every year we find communities that help animals thrive in the wild and keep them off the endangered species list. 

Sponsor An Animal

Sponsoring an animal is a simple but effective way to personally help an animal. Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of veterinarian care, exhibit improvements, enrichment supplies, as well as their grocery bill! (Those cows eat a lot of hay!) With amounts starting at $25 you can chose a specific animal to sponsor. It's a great gift idea for yourself as well as for others, and its even tax-deductible!

Become A Docent

Do you love the zoo?
Have extra time on your hands?
Looking for a way to support this great zoo?

Then consider becoming a docent!!!
We have a program for volunteers to help this special Zoo!!!

Stay In Touch

Curious about things happening at the Zoo?
Want to be in the know about ongoing projects?
Want to stay up-to-date on current events happening at the zoo?
 Then join our mailing list!