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Bergen County Zoo

                                       HOLIDAY WITH THE ANIMALS

Educational Programs:

The Fall programs have concluded.  Winter programs will be listed shortly.


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


The Zoo is currently free of admission for the fall/winter season.  Admission to the zoo will resume in May 2016. 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**

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:

The train and carousel will operate on Sundays, Fridays and Saturdays only starting on Sunday, November 8, 2015 until the weather allows; last official day will be on Sunday, December 13, 2015 (weather permitted).  Hours of operation are from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Last ticket sold will be at 4:00 pm and the last ride will be at approximately 4:15 pm; ride closes at 4:30 pm.

Tickets are $1.50 person.


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
Bergen County Zoological Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Ph: 201-262-3771
Fx: 201-986-1788

Monday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bergen County Zoo Brochure

Periodic closures occur due to inclement weather or special event preparation.