Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052- Map It
(973) 731-5800

AAA Editor Notes

Turtle Back Zoo is on South Mountain Reservation at 560 Northfield Ave. (CR 508) between Cherry Ln. and Prospect Ave. The zoo contains a variety of animals in outdoor paddock enclosures as well as an animal nursery. From April through November a miniature train offers a scenic 1-mile ride around the grounds. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Admission Apr.-Nov. $13; $10 (ages 2-12 and 62+). Admission rest of year $11; $8 (ages 2-12 and 62+). Carousel $2. Pony ride $2.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5 (also Wed.-Thurs. 5-8:30), Sun. 11-6, mid-June to late Aug.; daily 10-4, rest of year (weather permitting). Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.