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Turtle Back Zoo

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Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
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+1 973-731-5800
Today
10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30

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Fantastic for the whole family!

My son has been asking to go back all winter, which goes to show the impact this zoo has left on him. The facilities are excellent and their efforts at keeping the zoo looking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
HappyGoLuckyNJ
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West Milford, New Jersey
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West Milford, New Jersey
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son has been asking to go back all winter, which goes to show the impact this zoo has left on him. The facilities are excellent and their efforts at keeping the zoo looking new is working. They're adding new exhibits and making it better constantly. I took my 2-month old baby and had no problems finding places to nurse... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Turtleback Zoo at least couple of hundred times over the years and it is always amazing experience. I love photography, so there is always great photo opps and many different species of beautiful animals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Children and Seniors pay less, but you get access to all exhibits and animal habitats. This is a good day trip

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Thank Atno S
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Turtle Back Zoo is great for families with children of all ages. Enough animals to keep everybody entertained for hours. Great sting ray and shark touch tank! LOTS of hills - be prepared with a stroller if you have little ones!

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Thank Janet M
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this zoo! My son loves the train, touch tank and carousel. And of course all the animals. We were last there for a birthday party and it was a great experience. The kids had a blast and the staff was super friendly. If you kid has a say you will be there for hours!

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Thank Sharon C
Caldwell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The TBZ just keeps getting better. They have added more exhibits and the zoo is kept clean. We always enjoy our visits. We have annual memberships as well.

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Thank Debra W
South Orange, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going to the TBZ for about 10 years and it just keeps getting better. Great for little ones. Get an annual pass. It's well worth it!

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Thank zeldas756
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Must Visit!! - My Son loved it! The animals are so close and its easy to walk around the park. Parking is Free and it has great places to eat locally.

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Thank Tina T
New Jersey
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Turtle Back since my grown children were young, but I had heard of the renovations and enlargement of the zoo. It was really nice. And near by the zoo is a new recreation park with walking paths, a restaurant, mini golf and outdoor play space.

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Thank sixmolars
Chatham, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience for the little ones. Enjoy free parking and entrance with a small donation to the Food Bank of NJ during the winter months. The zoo was decorated nicely with scattered stations for smores, hot chocolate and other treats. Santa was there too! Limited animals at this time of year though!

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