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***Attention, Due to Coronavirus, the zoo and all activities at the zoo have been cancelled***
***Van Saun Park is open but bathrooms and other amenities are closed***
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Current Zoo News

  • ***Attention, Due to Covid-19, the zoo is Closed. All activities and events are cancelled until further notice***
  • Van Saun Park is open, but bathrooms are closed
  • Please check regularly as the zoo will be open soon!!!
  • There will be a new protocol for the zoo:
       1Everyone age 2+ must wear a mask at all times
       2. A limited amount of patrons will be allowed
       3. The zoo will be one directional

Purchase Tickets Online
Buy a General Admission Daily Pass. Just show the receipt on your phone to the Zoo gate attendee
(currently closed)

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. The Bergen County 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!
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. 

Please 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. 

Check out some of the Conservation groups the Friends support!
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,  its tax-deductible!
Become A Docent

Have extra time on your hands? Looking to support this great zoo? 
Consider becoming a docent, a program we have for volunteers to help this special zoo!

Stay In Touch

Want to stay up-to-date on current events happening at the zoo? Then join our mailing list. The Bergen County Zoo also has its very own newsletter filled with new and informative ongoing projects, as well as fun factoids about the animals and zoo!