Plan Your Visit at the Zoo
                  Purchasing Tickets

General Admission
Tickets may be bought at the gate
or skip the line and purchase tickets online:

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

May 1 - October 31
Admission is charged daily

November 1- April 30
Admission is free daily 

The Bergen County Zoo is open 363 days a Year
(Closed just on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

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.

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.