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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.)
Kinder Joy Eggstravaganza 
presented by Kinder Joy®
Saturday April 9, 2022 
(rain Date April 10, 2022)

Sold Out
Enjoy the morning of collecting eggs throughout the zoo! 
We will have refreshments, activities, shows, and an Easter Bunny and other costume characters!

Parents need only to register their children, and every child (all ages) must register!
Adults do not need a ticket 
Cost $5.00 per family, up to 4 children
There are no refunds
Must chose hourly time slot to arrive
10:00am - 1:00pm Ends at 2pm

Tickets will be Mailed to you
and are NOT transferable

To purchase tickets please create/log into commnitypass

Current Schedule

The zoo is open 7 days a week
10:00am - 4:30pm
Last entry at 4:00pm
Admission is free in the winter
May close due to icy conditions

Education and Discovery Center
Open 11:00am - 4:00pm
Click here to go to our page!

Closed for the season
Expected to reopen around Memorial Day 2022

Pony Rides
Pony Rides will resume in the spring - more info coming soon!

Budgie Exhibit
Closed for the 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.

Eco Challenge

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!
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!!!

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Want to be in the know about ongoing projects?
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