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Bergen County Zoo

                               **IMPORTANT EGG HUNT ANNOUNCEMENT**

Educational Programs:

Spring 2015 Programs

Up-Coming Events:

March - April Special Events                    Autism Awareness Day

Party for the Planet                                  Sheep Shearing Event

Endangered Species Day


The Bergen County Zoo is an accredited member of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


Currently, there is no charge to enter the zoo.  Admission to the zoo will resume on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and will continue until Saturday, October 31, 2015. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

The admission fee schedule is listed below.

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


In July and August, live animal shows are held daily in our outdoor amphitheater, which is located behind the Tamarin Exhibit. 

Shows are free with zoo admission, and seating is first-come, first-served. Daily shows with time frames can be seen as you enter the zoo.

Train / Carousel:

Currently, the train and the carousel operate Friday, Saturday and Sundays only with the last date of operation being Sunday, December 14, 2014. 

The train and carousel will resume on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 and will run everyday (weather permitting) until Saturday, October 31, 2015. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the following exceptions:
  • The train is closed Mondays
  • The carousel is closed Tuesday mornings

Tickets are $1.50 person.

Pony Rides:

The Pony Ride concession operates from April through October. Currently, the vendor is Ironside Farms, they can be reached at 201-835-0932.

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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to instill in our guests a strong sense of appreciation and understanding of wildlife and wild places.
Bergen County Zoological Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Ph: 201-262-3771
Fx: 201-986-1788

Monday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bergen County Zoo Brochure

Periodic closures occur due to inclement weather or special event preparation.