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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Admission

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**

 

Helpful Links

 

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.

Zoo admission fee schedule is active from May to November. 

 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

 

Amphitheater:

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. 

Zoo Gift Shop:

The zoo gift shop will operate mid-April to mid-November (approximately). Hours are typically form 10:00 am – 4:30pm (Friday – Tuesday). The gift shop will be opened during the Winter Wonderland schedule. The gift shop can be reached at 201-634-3117.

 

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:

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

 DayHours
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

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Contact Us

 Bergen County Zoo

Phone: 201-634-3100


 Bergen County Department of Parks

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

Phone: 201-336-7275