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Turtle Back Zoo

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Operated by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs.

The zoo includes an assortment of animals including the Great Plains Exhibit and the Scottish Highland Exhibit which were added in 1999.  Family fun activities include a petting zoo, food pavilion, picnic area, pony rides, souvenirs and train ride.


10 - 4:30 Monday - Saturday*

11 - 5:30 Sundays*

*Park remains open for 1/2 hour after last admission.

Zoo will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.