About Bergen County Zoo

The Bergen County Zoo will reopen the pony ride operations at the Van Saun County Park starting Wednesday, September 5th and close on November 15th. The hours of operation will be 10am -5pm with a $3 fee for one ride and $5 fee for two rides (CASH ONLY).

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to instill in our guests a strong sense of appreciation and understanding of wildlife and wild places.


Bergen County Zoo Brochure

 Plastic Challenge


Bergen County Zoo's Animal Collection  


Zoo Newsletter September 2018


Document 1


Educational Programs:


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


The Zoo is open 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**

Admission to the zoo will resume on May 05, 2018 - forms of payment: CASH & CREDIT CARD ONLY (Visa/Mastercard).

Online purchases for zoo admission are available on bergencountyzoo.eventbrite.com Patrons can show their confirmation print outs (or via phone) directly to the gate attendant.


The admission fee schedule is listed below. Please note that in order to receive BC Resident rates, proof of residency (Driver's License, County ID or a current Utility Bill) is required at the admission ticket window.

 County ResidentNon-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:

Cost: $1.50 (CASH ONLY)
The train and carousel operate from mid-April to mid-November (approximately).  Hours are typically from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm unless otherwise specified (weather/staff permitted) with the last ticket being sold at 4:30pm and the last ride at 4:45pm. The train typically closes on a Monday (unless that Monday is a Holiday) and the carousel has a delayed opening of 1pm on Tuesdays.

Train: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Carousel: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (1 - 5PM), Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday  

Pony Rides:

Currently there is no vendor for this location. 

Helpful Links

Document 2

Document 3

Document 4


Contact Us


 Bergen County Zoo


 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076