Zoo Winter Hours
January 16th - March 31st, 2023
The zoo is open 7 days a week
10:00am - 3:30pm
Regular hours begin April 1st, 2023

Open daily 10:00am - 3:30pm

Will open on April 5th, 2023

Closed for the Season

*Currently free admission in winter*


Come Here Often and want to skip the line?

Consider a membership that gives you unlimited free admission and other perks!

A membership to the Bergen County Zoo is a great way to support this wonderful zoo and have an amazing memorable experience.

There are several membership categories that we hope will accommodate you and your family's needs. 

We currently use Communitypass for our memberships 

Enrichment program

Thank you everyone who has kindly donated gifts to our animals this holiday season!!! The animals and keepers greatly appreciate the new toys

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 souvenirs, toys, 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!

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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!


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.