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Turtle Back Zoo

Features Animals
560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
+1 973-731-5800
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The Beautiful Outdoors

The surrounding areas are full with colorful winter leaves. With a clean, fresh winter beeze that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice for young and old

Took our grand daughter to the zoo. She loved it. Much bigger than I thought. Easy parking and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary M
Cranford, New Jersey
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“train ride” (108 reviews)
“sea lions” (26 reviews)
“touch tank” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The surrounding areas are full with colorful winter leaves. With a clean, fresh winter beeze that you can smell in the air.

Thank pbrown1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our grand daughter to the zoo. She loved it. Much bigger than I thought. Easy parking and reasonable prices

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to spend part of a day! They have a lot to see in a relatively compressed area, which includes both indoor and outdoor exhibits. It was my second time to this zoo and I still haven’t been able to see the...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ventured out to the Turtle Back Zoo for the opening weekend of the Holiday Lights when it was unseasonably warm (57 degrees) and extremely crowded! Despite the crowds, we were able to enjoy the Reptile House, Touch Me Tank, Sea Lion feeding (@6pm and...More

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were completely impressed and entertained at the Zoo. Incredibly beautiful, amazing quantity and variety of animals and habitats, and impeccably clean and well maintained. Who knew right here in Essex County! Looking forward to visiting in December for the Holiday Light Show.

1  Thank Bobby V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love turtle back zoo...it’s not too big but not too small either. The little train ride was my 2 year olds absolute favorite!

Thank Lfenning
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This zoo is not huge but not small. It has everything to offer and is extremely well organized. We had a wonderful time and will go back again when in New Jersey.

Thank Cori F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This zoo started out very small and over the years, added more and more activities than you can imagine. They built a fortress in the trees, enlarged the entire property to include a restaurant, lake with swan rides and a fabulous Pirate Playground- out of...More

Thank Speedyedie1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the zoo on a lovely day in October, and it was enjoyable to wander the meandering paths seeing both rare and common animals. I did feel sorry for some of the animals in small cages with very small watering holes and without adequate...More

Thank LongIslandKittyMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and son decided to go to the zoo and check it out. I was pleasantly surprised with the experience. It was a pretty entertaining day for me and my wife at least. I think my son 2 years old is a bit you...More

Thank sfostercom
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Melissa S
12 October 2017|
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Response from Chuck419 | Reviewed this property |
The number of turtles varies by the need ... there are no permanent residents. The last time I visited, there were around six, give or take a turtle or two. One caveat as well ... the turtles are part of a recovery... More
Brenda L
22 September 2017|
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Response from melissa l | Reviewed this property |
I think I asked and they said no. And no teacher discounts either.
15 September 2017|
Response from Agnieszka K | Reviewed this property |
Adults - 13+ $15.00 Child(2-12) - $12.00 Senior(62+ ) -$12.00 Baby-2 - free Hope this helps :)