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Bergen County Zoo

On Thursdays, during the months of July and August, the Bergen County Zoo will have a delayed closing of 7pm.  The train and carousel will also participate: last ticket sold at 6:30pm and last ride at 6:45pm.  The Education Center will also offer the below programs (free with paid admission).

                                SUMMER SCIENCE 101 PROGRAMS

                            Animal Collection at the Bergen County Zoo              

Educational Programs:

Education Special Event 2016 Calendar

Summer Programs 2016        Fall & Winter Programs 2016


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


The Zoo is opened seven days a week. 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:

For the week of August 21st the schedule for the train and carousel will be as follows:
Train - Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (10am - 6:45pm), Friday and Saturday
Carousel - Sunday, Monday, Thursday (10am - 6:45pm), Friday and Saturday 
Hours are 10am - 4:45pm unless otherwise specified (weather permitted).

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.

Helpful Links

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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.