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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.)

Open until January 30, 2022
Thursday and Sunday
4pm - 8pm
Friday and Saturday
Last Admission 45 minutes before close

Some Budgie Loves You

Valentine Day Fundraiser!
Looking to give someone an extra unique special gift! Look no further! You found it! 
You can gift and give a Budgie here at the Bergen County Zoo a name. 
you can also donate a toy for them to play with and get free passes when the exhibit opens in the spring!

Purchase today at our online store!
The Friends of the Bergen County Zoo will be paying tribute to the late Betty White by donating $500.00 to RBARI, Ramapo Bergen Animal Rescue INC. The leading NO-KILL animal shelter in Northern New Jersey which provides safe refuge and care to the state's homeless and abused animals. With our donation, we hope to inspire others to take action and support local animal causes on January 17, 2022, which would have been Betty White's 100th birthday. The actress and activist was a lifelong animal lover and supporter of animal conservation efforts throughout her life.
Current Schedule

The Bergen County Zoo is OPEN
The zoo is open 7 days a week
10:00am - 3:00pm

Closed for admission for the season
Train is only part of Let it Glow 

Pony Rides
Pony Rides are closed for the 2021 season

Budgie Exhibit
Closed for the 2021 season
Expected to reopen around Memorial Day 2022

Face masks are no longer required to enter the zoo.
Indoors, in the bathrooms, gift shop and in other buildings
 you MUST wear a mask to enter.
Hand Sanitizer are stationed throughout the zoo.
Be respectful and keep distance.

Purchase Tickets Online

The Zoo is currently open with free admission

Zoo Members just need to present their ID cards to the front gate. 
they do not need to pre-register a date or time slot

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!
Open Thursday - Sunday

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?
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