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Turtle Back Zoo

#2 of 15 things to do in West Orange Features Animals
560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
+1 973-731-5800
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Great small zoo!

We enjoyed this zoo very much. Spent about 4 hours and saw almost everything. Amur leopard, snow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SusanNYC_12
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New York City, New York
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HAD A WONDERFUL TIME WITH OUR TWO YEAR OLD GRANDSON. HE WAS THRILLED AND WAS A TIRELESS BALL OF ENERGY

My Grandson, 2 years old never ran out of enthusiasm during the entire visit. Wonderful refreshing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Papacarchy
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East Orange, New Jersey
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:30
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560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
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+1 973-731-5800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed this zoo very much. Spent about 4 hours and saw almost everything. Amur leopard, snow leopards, jaguar, bobcat, lion, gibbons, giraffe,otters, sea lions...Loved the aviary full of budgerigars, which you can feed:feed sticks are $2. The animals looked well-cared for, nice exhibits, lovely...More

Thank SusanNYC_12
Reviewed 4 days ago

My Grandson, 2 years old never ran out of enthusiasm during the entire visit. Wonderful refreshing of the turtle back zoo.

Thank Papacarchy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too huge and enough attractions. Toddlers will have a good time. Keep aside 3 hours. Birds aviary, petting sheep, train ride, and petting stingrays were all a hit.

1  Thank travelwise333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told by one of the zoo keepers that the male has not been out since the opening of the exhibit because being young and feisty (to be nice) so they had be ladies out We ent the other day on Tuesday and there he...More

Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Quaint Zoo! Many improvements over the last 3 yrs... But I liked it 3 years ago Too! Thank you to Docent Coordinator Randy Laxer who showed me many wonderful points of the zoo!

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits. Upgrades to the park are worthwhile. Guests are able to bring in their own food for picnic area so feel free to make a day of it. Plenty of exhibits to see and a great array of animals. Staff on stationed in the...More

Thank Knowing1594
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

11 year daughter and I had a great time. Extra cost for the butterfly and bird sanctuaries but worth it. Extremely clean and exhibits are all well designed.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

20something year old couple that went for a fun afternoon date. Truly way better than we expected. Very nice establishment and laid out very well. Great array of animals and activities. Worth the value!

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That was our second visit to this place. This zoo is big but everything is within walking distance.  You can see varirty of different animals including new area with lions.It's apparent that all the animals are being loved and well taking care of. In the...More

Thank Larisa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a point in time where one pondered the day this zoo would no more. Alas, the times have changed. This zoo is a great place to go. It seemingly has a new attraction every year.

Thank Rich T
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Michelle B
21 August 2017|
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Response from marianne333607 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a coupon for Turtle Back Zoo.
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tremont12
19 August 2017|
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Response from Larisa G | Reviewed this property |
absolutely no
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Davi S
2 July 2017|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
They are open EVERY DAY from 10am to 4:30pm with the exception of Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, and New Years day.
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