About Bergen County Zoo


Mission Statement

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


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

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The Zoo is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. CASH & CREDIT CARD ONLY (Visa/Mastercard).

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm - those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**


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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.


Train + Carousel Schedules:

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm


Pony Rides:

Rides are $3 for one ride and $5 for two rides.  Pony rides will be given from May 16th - Nov 1st at the times below:

Monday 10am - 4:30pm*
Tuesday 10am - 4:30pm*
Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm*
Thursday 10am - 4:30pm*
Friday 10am - 4:30pm*
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm*
Sunday 10am - 4:30pm*


*  Weather Permitting

The zoo will be offering birthday parties at the pony barn.  These parties will be booked for children three years to eight years old.  Age range is based on weight limit for the ponies (ponies cannot handle more than 90 pounds).  Parties will be offered from May 16th—November 1st.  One pony on a scale of 15 children per pony (maximum of two ponies and 30 children per party).  For more information, please see the Pony Party Brochure.

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Contact Us


 Bergen County Zoo


 Bergen County Department of Parks

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