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Turtle Back Zoo West Orange, New Jersey
Turtle Back Zoo
Category: Attractions
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, New Jersey, 07052 973-731-5800
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Animals, Rides & Family Fun at Turtle Back Zoo

Experience the animal kingdom at play right before your eyes. See penguins and seals frolic and observe bears and kangaroos in their natural habitat. From powerful alligators to cute prairie dogs, there are over 700 animals at this West Orange, NJ zoo. Take part in fun activities like pony rides and a carousel. Hop on board the train to South Mountain Reservation where you can play mini-golf, go boating, or test your skills on a treetop adventure course. 


Prices -

 Adults: $14, Children & Seniors: $11

Hours -

 Open Daily, 10 am - 4:30 pm


  • Family Fun Night
  • Education Center Programs
  • Holiday Lights


  • Animal Exhibits
  • Rides
  • Dining
  • Mini Golf
  • Gift Shop


  • What are some of the top exhibits at the zoo?

    See a waddling flock of birds at the Penguin Coast Exhibit. Watch playful animals show off at The Sea Lion Sound Exhibit and interact with stingrays at The Touch Tank. Wild New Jersey shows the fascinating array of native wildlife to the area. In the summer you can explore the Butterfly Tent.
  • are there any shows or events at the zoo?

    Don't miss annual events like the Owl Festival or seasonal events like Holiday Lights. Embark on an exciting Night Tour or come on Family Fun Night in the summer when the zoo is open late on select evenings. Celebrate the return of a majestic animal to the zoo with Breakfast with Wolves, while Adventure to Africa features animal performances. There's even animal story times for the little ones. Check the calendar for the latest updates.

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