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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

turtle back zoo

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 30, 2021

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$17/ages 13+, $14/ages 2-12

See over 200 species representing animals from around the world including tigers, lions, exotic birds and many more. Indoor areas like Reptile House, Touch Tank, Sea Turtle Recovery, and Penguins are open with one-way traffic patterns and limited capacities.

* Also ride an endangered species carousel, take a ropes course/zip line through the trees (ages 6+, $15-$30), play Safari-themed mini golf ($10-$12), ride a paddle boat on the lake ($17) and climb the Prehistoric Playground.

* Cafe is open with Pizza, Grill and Grab-and-Go options. Kona shaved ice truck on site.

* Timed tickets, masked and temperature scans required.

* Around 30 minutes from midtown (depending on traffic). Short Uber ride from the South Orange train station.

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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

See over 200 species representing animals from around the world including tigers, lions, exotic birds and many more. Indoor areas like Reptile House, Touch Tank, Sea Turtle Recovery, and Penguins are open with one-way traffic patterns and limited capacities.

* Also ride an endangered species carousel, take a ropes course/zip line through the trees (ages…

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