Bergen County Zoo

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 Bergen County Zoo's Animal Collection

 Zoo Newsletter (March 2018)

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Educational Programs:

Education Special Events 2018 Calendar      Become a Zoo Docent      Zoo School Schedule     Fall & Winter Programs
Frog Conservation Day        Party for the Planet        World Tapir Day          Autism Awareness Day


The Bergen County Zoo is an accredited member of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


The Zoo is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm - those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission. The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be view able to the public (see the above Animal Collection link for further details). Admission to the zoo will resume in May of 2018 - forms of payment: CASH & CREDIT CARD ONLY.

The admission fee schedule is listed below. Please note that in order to receive BC Resident rates, proof of residency is required at the admission ticket window.

County Resident Non-Resident
Adult (15 - 61) $4 $8
Child (3 - 14) $2 $5
Child under 3 Free Free
Senior (62 and up) / Disabled $1 $2
Active Military Free Free


In July and August, live animal shows are held daily in our outdoor amphitheater, which is located behind the Tamarin Exhibit.

Shows are free with zoo admission, and seating is first-come, first-served. Daily shows with time frames can be seen as you enter the zoo.

Train / Carousel:

Cost: $1.50 (CASH ONLY)
The train and carousel operate from mid-April to mid-November (approximately).  Hours are typically from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm unless otherwise specified (weather permitted) with the last ticket being sold at 4:30pm and the last ride at 4:45pm.  

Pony Rides:

The Pony Ride concession operates from April through October. Currently, the vendor is Ironside Farms, they can be reached at 201-835-0932.

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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to instill in our guests a strong sense of appreciation and understanding of wildlife and wild places