Cape May County Park & Zoo, Cape May Court House

Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
At Cape May County Park & Zoo, 550 animals are cared for in a pristine natural environment. Since its opening in 1978, the zoo has participated in numerous species survival programs. Now it is home to 250 mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles, and a breeding ground for snow leopards--large Asian cats with thick fur and paws for walking through snow. The park is known for being particularly tidy and organized. Picnic areas, bike paths, a disk-golf court, and even fishing ponds are available. Just remember, you cannot bring food into the zoo. However, you can purchase it from a cafe at the site, which offers healthy food, fast food, snacks, and beverages. With our online itinerary creator, Cape May Court House attractions like Cape May County Park & Zoo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visiting the Cape May Zoo is a great outdoor family activity during the pandemic. It's beautiful and well-maintained, with peacocks walking around along with the visitors. We especially enjoyed...  more »
  • This zoo is fantastic, especially considering that its in a small town. The animals seem well-taken care of and the zoo is active in breeding threatened species, so there are some which are quite...  more »
  • As first-time visitors, we were HUGELY impressed by this zoo! It offers plenty of shade from a hot summer sun, a wide variety of animals, and friendly staff. Our animal encounter with the giraffes.....  more »
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  • It's one of the best zoos in the country. The place is clean and the animals are well cared for. They do not charge for admission so it's voluntary what you pay for. The zoo is spacious and the animals have lots of room to move around. It's a great outing for the whole family and it won't break the bank. We usually give them a decent donation though because it is worth it.
  • The Cape May County Park is great ! Had nothing to do one day... I was trying to think of something where I haven't been lately...Bingo !!! Cape May County Park Zoo came to mind...weather was perfect..not too much traffic. All the animals were awake...they didn't feed lunch yet... I was thrilled to see all awake. I loved it...very clean...benches all over... But most of all...I loved all the Animals. Excellent & fun day.
  • Beautiful zoo. Love it's a nice size but not too large. Enough places to sit relax and take in all the beautiful scenery and animals. A lot of the staff were out and engaging everyone and the animals. A great place to visit in my opinion. I like it was free but hope most would give a generous donation as I did.
  • We visit the Cape May Zoo every time we go to Cape May on vacation. It is a very nice zoo & it doesn't cost anything to get in. You are welcome to give a donation at the entrance gate if you would like, but they don't ask you to do so. They have all your regular animals you expect to see at a zoo. I enjoy seeing the flamingos & the peacocks. The whole zoo is very clean & very eye appealing just like everything else in Cape May. They have a really nice food court with an enclosed eating area with ceiling fans. Their gift shop is also very nice. It's a very nice day to spend with your family.
  • First off, it's free! They only ask that you donate (I gave $10). It was jam packed that day and even though we waited in line to park for like 10 min we still got a good spot. It's laid out very well on the inside, and the animals have a lot of room to roam, and seem very happy. Our favorite section was the african/safari zone where the zebras and emus were. My family enjoyed it very much and will definitely come back next year.

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