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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

turtle back zoo

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

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2022

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, play Safari-themed mini golf ($10-$12), climb the Prehistoric Playground and

* In the summer, take a ropes course/zip line through the trees (ages 6+, $15-$30) or ride a paddle boat on the Orange reservoir ($17).

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

* Timed tickets, masked and temperature scans required.

* Nearby nature walks include the South Mountain Fairy Trail.

🚙 Around 30 minutes from midtown (depending on traffic).

🚊 Short Uber ride from the South Orange train station.

 

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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, play Safari-themed mini golf ($10-$12), climb the Prehistoric Playground…

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