The Bergen County Zoo is open everyday on July 4th weekend. 10:00am - 4:30pm
Last Entry at 4:00pm
Train and Carousel end at 4:45pm
Current Schedule

ZOO
The zoo is open 7 days a week
10:00am - 4:30pm
Last entrance 4:00pm

Open daily 11:00am - 4:00pm
(May close for private programs)

OPEN for the season!
(Weather dependent)


Membership:

Come Here Often and want to skip the line?
Consider a membership that gives you unlimited free admission!

Admission

Tickets may be bought at the gate
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THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES DESIGNATING A

NEW NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY IN HUDSON CANYON!


On June 8, the White House announced and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a Notice of Intent initiating the multi-year public process to designate the Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary. The first step is a 60-day comment period (comment deadline: August 8), where the agency asks the public for information on the scope and issues to be addressed in their resource analysis for the proposed sanctuary. 


This is our moment to show support for Hudson Canyon! 


Help us make the largest submarine canyon along the U.S. Atlantic Coast a National Marine Sanctuary. This special place of phenomenal ecological and economic importance is a hotspot for marine wildlife including deep sea corals, sharks, whales, and hundreds of species of fishes, sea turtles, seabirds, and invertebrates underwater. 


This is a once in a generation opportunity to support marine conservation and deepen the connection of the more than 28 million residents of New York and New Jersey to our treasured ocean resources!  See WCS’s press release here!

 

NOAA has published the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register announcing its intent to designate a Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary.  NOAA is launching a 60-day comment period and is asking the public for input on what makes Hudson Canyon special, what resources could be protected through a designation, and other issues and information that should be considered in the agency’s resource analysis.  The deadline for the comment period is: August 8.  You can learn more on the NOAA’s Hudson Canyon website.


There will be four public hearings including two In-Person Public Hearings (one in NYC on July 19 and one at Monmouth University on July 21) and two virtual Public Hearings (one on June 23 and the other on August 3).  WCS will be sharing out more details on how you can participate, as well as draft talking points, as we approach the public hearing dates.

 

Please join WCS in celebrating this victory!!




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!

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. 

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!
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 pag
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!


Conservation 

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. 




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!!!