Posts in Zoos

New Jersey Zoos photo credit Jersey Family Fun

New Jersey Zoos

February 28th, 2018

Our things to do in New Jersey series continues with a look at New Jersey zoos. New Jersey is home to zoos in North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey. We provide you with details about each local zoos including which New Jersey zoos offer free admission.

Turtle back zoo sea lions

Turtle Back Zoo – Adventures Abound!

September 13th, 2013

  American alligator swimming. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Turtle Back Zoo, get ready to be surprised!  The 50 year old zoo has gone through many upgrades in recent years, all for the better. Get ready to watch sea lions swim, touch some sting rays, feed some farm animals and observe…

Cape May County Zoo: A Great Day Trip From Home or The Shore

July 26th, 2013

  Kids love animals and there’s nothing better than a free New Jersey zoo to take them to visit and learn about different species and their habitats. That’s just one of the many reasons why the Cape May County Park and Zoo is one of our favorite FREE places to visit in New Jersey. Not…

Cohanzick Zoo: A Hidden Gem in Cumberland County

June 27th, 2013

Sometimes you just need to get out of the house for a few hours and do something FREE and different besides visit the same park or expensive indoor play place. You want to get out, but you don’t want to spend all day.  That happened to us one morning this summer. We were up bright…

Turtle Back Zoo prairie dog exhibit photo credit jersey family fun

Turtle Back Zoo Review – Field Trip Friday

November 18th, 2011

Is it a park? Is it a zoo?   Step into the Turtle Back Zoo and you might not know you are at a zoo. At first glimpse, it’s a beautiful park. It’s only when you delve deeper that you see the beauty of the animals tucked into their habitats that you realize the Turtle…

Popcorn Park Zoo, peacocks

Popcorn Park Zoo

June 28th, 2011

Last week, with just a few days left before my summer teaching schedule began, I wanted to get in a few field trips with my boys. (No worries we will be going on more but this week we had the most time for it.) As I presented them with a list of choices, they challenged…