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Popcorn Park Zoo

Features Animals
1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731-5800
+1 609-693-1900
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Easy for Little One's

My kids loved this place. Especially when they were younger. It's nice to walk around and give... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Teri L
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
pleasently surprised

Didn't expect much but, had a great time. Bigger than I expected and lots of animals. I wish I had... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Donald L
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731-5800
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

My kids loved this place. Especially when they were younger. It's nice to walk around and give attention to the animals who are just looking for love.

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Didn't expect much but, had a great time. Bigger than I expected and lots of animals. I wish I had my grandsons with me. Can't wait to take them. I strongly recommend this zoo.

Thank Donald L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Have been going here for over 30 years. It is such a wonderful place/experience. The animals truly seem happy and it's so fun feeding some of them the popcorn. Where else could you see lions, tigers and bears in such a wonderful setting!!

Thank HowIseeit
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We love that Popcorn Park is so accessible and allows you to get "up close" with the animals. The entrance fees are reasonable, and you know that the money goes towards helping care for the animals.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Been there many times, this place helps abused or abandoned mistreated animals and I can't give it enough stars for it's efforts. Well worth a visit and SUPPORT. We need more like it to protect those that cannot protect themselves.

Thank Dom P
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A much needed facility that receives unwanted, abused or injured animals. It is always fun but a little sad to see the number of animals that they care for. Greta trip for small kids and adults too.

Thank Glen M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This zoo is a real treasure to have in our area. Great place for a date or to take little children. When I go to other zoos I worry about the animals and that they're not in their natural habitat. At the popcorn park zoo...More

Thank WorldTravelGal75
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I very happily took my grandchildren to the popcorn zoo this weekend. I have heard so many good things about it and we were very excited to go and feed the animals. As we were entering the zoo, about five minutes into our walk around...More

2  Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

On a recent car trip returning from the Jersey shore we made a stop at a most unusual attraction. Deep in the woods is the Popcorn Park Zoo. Established in 1977, it's mission is to provide a "refuge for exotic and farm animals that were...More

Thank NYstatevisitor
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Not the most updated or clean zoo I've ever been to, but it my kids enjoyed it. They really do an excellent service to these animals by rescuing them from horrible environments and/or situations. You can read the rescue story about each animal ... a...More

Thank Stacey V
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8 May 2017|
Response from theresaandjohnd | Reviewed this property |
I don't know where you live but the Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown is a great facility that will take your dog and hopefully find him a new home. The Associated Humane Society, one of their locations is at POpcorn Park... More
Debbie F
10 August 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they except that. I always paid cash.
Charles D
1 June 2016|
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Response from Yellowbirdnj | Reviewed this property |
Yes, other posts are correct. Free under 3 yrs. old. $5 adults, $4 seniors, small popcorn for animals $2.