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Address: 707 N Route 9, Cape May Court House, Middle Township, NJ 08210-1646
Phone Number: +1 609-465-5271
10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Have a wild time as you explore more than 85 acres of beautifully...

Have a wild time as you explore more than 85 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits. With 200 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and approximately 500 animals, you're sure to see something new. The Cape May County Zoo is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas). Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning November 1st. No admission fee. That's right! The zoo is free of charge! Donations are GREATLY appreciated! Join the FUN, where the admission is always FREE!

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Amazing Free Zoo

We were shocked by what a lovely time we had here. The zoo was clean, the setting unique. Animals had lots of space within enclosures. Admission was a donation of your choice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Debra K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were shocked by what a lovely time we had here. The zoo was clean, the setting unique. Animals had lots of space within enclosures. Admission was a donation of your choice. Really a fabulous way to spend several hours!

Thank Debra K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun attraction for all ages. The zoo is free, but they ask a donation of whatever you feel comfortable giving. There is plenty of parking and the attraction is wheelchair accessible. Plan on spending several hours here, as there is so much to see. Not only are there plenty of well cared for animals and exhibits, the... More 

Thank Lori K
Cape May County, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best parks I've been to with lots of live animals. Great place to take the kids!

Thank EricDockerty
new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for all ages! Relaxing with many exhibitions and fun facts. Park personnel are helpful and it is by donation.

Thank mexiwonder
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great zoo with plenty of animals and they are always adding on, you wouldn't think it would be much as it is free to get in, but it is actually better than most pay zoos. The park around it has plenty to see and play area for kids and plenty of picnic benches for a meal to... More 

Thank edpeck
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a wonderful first experience at the Cape May County Park & Zoo. Our 20 month old loved it! Even our in-laws loved it. So it is really fun for all ages. The zoo is free and has many of the animals that you would expect at a major city zoo, like Philadelphia. The pens are arranged in... More 

Thank Daniel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best zoo for miles! Clean organized and you can feel the dedication of the keepers! Bathrooms and picnic areas with many different things for the whole family! Great even off season!

1 Thank sandra m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went to the Cape May County Park & Zoo on a beautiful morning later in October. The Zoo is located in the town of Cape May Courthouse, about a 20 minute drive from Cape May (depending on traffic). The parking is free & the zoo is also free (donations are welcome though). We spent 2+ hours there & saw... More 

Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have gone to this zoo since 2002, but it has been a few years since our last visit. It is even nicer. They are constantly improving the enclosures. The animals all seem very well cared for, and the environment/landscaping was just beautiful. This cool fall day there was lots of animal activity, it was not at all crowded, and... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was our 4th visit and we are always amazed by the beautiful animals, friendly staff and gorgeous grounds. These animals have much larger enclosures than that of our local zoo. The baby giraffe and bison were adorable. Nice and clean and admission is donation driven, so be sure to donate!

Thank caitlinh739

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