Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, New Jersey 07052, Essex County

Turtle Back Zoo At A Glance...

  • Todays Sunrise: 7:01 am,   Sunset: 4:31 pm  
  • Activities:
    • Walking
    • Bathrooms
    • Nature / Environmental Center
    • Petting Zoo/Regular Zoo/Animals
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Benches
    • Picnic tables
    • Zoo / Aquarium / Petting Zoo
  • New Jersey Gateway Region Essex County
Primary Address:
Directions 560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
Essex County
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About Turtle Back Zoo

Turtle Back Zoo is a facility of the Essex County Parks Department. The zoo is funded by the County of Essex as a service to the residents of the County and the surrounding areas. The Zoological Society of NJ, Inc. is the fundraising branch of Turtle Back Zoo. The Society is a not for profit organization that helps to raise funds for improvements to Turtle Back Zoo.

Within the zoo you will find all types of animals for your kids to enjoy. From birds of prey, to big cats, to reptiles and more, they have it all. Beyond the great animals, they also have special programs throughout the day, food and snacks to keep you energized, and even a zip line canopy adventure to get your heart up!

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