Plan Your Visit at the Zoo
Admission Rates

      Bergen County Resident                     Non-Resident                  
Adult (15-61) $4 $8
Child (3-14) $2 $5
Child Under 3 Free Free
Senior (62 and up)/Disabled           $1 $2
Active Military Free Free

***To Receive Bergen County Resident Rate, proof of residency is required at the ticket booth
Purchasing Tickets
General Admission
All tickets will be purchased online at the county website. This includes general admission, any train tickets and carousel tickets. scroll to the bottom of the page to to select the dates to attend and activity you wish to do.

Membership Pass

Come to the zoo often?
Join the Friends and purchase a membership!

Hours of Operation:

10:00am - 4:30pm Daily
***Last Admission at 4:00pm***

April 1 - October 31
Admission is charged daily

November 1- March 31
Admission is free daily 

The Bergen County Zoo is open 364 days a Year!!!
(Closed just Christmas Day)
Wednesday Night Late Night

Busy during the day?
Missed the day for an afternoon nap?
need something to do in the early evening?

Every Wednesday in July and August
the Bergen County Zoo is 
open late until 7pm

10:00am - 7:00pm
Last Admission 6:30pm

Train and Carousel are open
weather permitting


One of the most famous and popular attractions at the zoo is the train and carousel! Click the link to see rates and hours of operation

Located out in the middle of the park, the pony rides are becoming a hit with the children! 

Our outdoor scenic theater with rocks and jungle like vines are a fun learning experience! Demonstrations are held daily with times on the bulletin at the front entrance!

Housing our reptiles and classrooms, this building is the go to for zoo camp, birthday parties, and indoor theatre. There is always some activity planned for the kids to learn!

The Bergen County Zoological Park is located at Van Saun Park in Paramus, New Jersey.  It was the first zoo in New Jersey to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The Bergen County Zoo is a "New World" zoo, exhibiting wildlife from North and South America.  Exhibits include rare and unusual species including Baird's Tapirs, Andean Condors, American Alligators, Golden Lion Tamarins and South American Pampas.

Due to the climate of the winter months, the Bergen County Zoo is free in the off-season (November 1- April 30) because not all of the animals are out. The are kept on premise but not for public viewing.