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Turtle Back Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Local Zoo - Very Family Friendly

My family and I have visited here on many occasions. The last time was this winter for the Holiday... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
West Orange, New Jersey
Visiting a local zoo

spend some delightful time with your young family members and see some great animals exhibits. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Orange, New Jersey
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560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-2431
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I have visited here on many occasions. The last time was this winter for the Holiday Light Spectacular. They have just remodeled the entrance and are planning an opening in April of the new opening. It is very enjoyable for everyone. You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joesecurenet
Reviewed 1 week ago

spend some delightful time with your young family members and see some great animals exhibits. This local zoo has grown into an exciting experience. They have lions, Bears, hyena's, giraffes, flamingos and so much more. They have a little train which they have had for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dixonbooks
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved all the exhibits, our favorite were the giraffes. They love people and walk pretty close to you. It is a lot of walking, wish there was a little more shade for walking with babies. Other than that no complaints!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank guest1183
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

My family and I have been to turtle back zoo multiple times for the last five years. I truly have nothing but wonderful things to say. There is so much to see and do during your visit; a touch tank, indoor reptile room, pony rides,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Crys57
Reviewed 16 January 2019

great zoo something for all ages love they have added some new exhibits we get the annual membership its worth it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denise B
Reviewed 15 January 2019

I loved the open feeling of the exhibits and the cleanliness of the park too in addition I was surprised to see some of the animals on display

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlFinNJ
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Free parking and entry into the evening event. Food (fast food variety) was available with plenty of tables indoors. Outside was a s’mores station. Christmas music played around fantastically lighted walkways. A train ride, indoor carousel, sting ray petting station, seal water show, and Christmas...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

If you plan on going to the Christmas display go the last hour they are open .. after all the kids in strollers have left. It will Be less crowded and better parking options. If you go when it opens. Or an hour into the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank krocking123
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Hurry up and get to Turtle Back to have a spectacular evening with the whole family. The Xmas decorations are magnificent. They get better every year. Wonderful picture opportunities and a feel good night.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sunshine34500
Reviewed 4 December 2018

My first time at TBZ was waaaayyy back in 1963 when it opened, and visited many times during my childhood. I went to see the new flamingo exhibit, and dragged by husband, who had never been to the zoo (he was already a teenager by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Gunghodoc | Reviewed this property |
I don't know anything about renting the carousel I suggest you call the attraction to ask them directly.
26 May 2018|
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Im not 100 percent sure 🤔
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Response from 858maryi | Reviewed this property |
Many animals will be outside and not much area inside for visitors. Will be chilly, but if you don’t mind the cold, go and enjoy! You can easily cover everything in two hours.