Cape May County Park & Zoo, Cape May Court House

4.8
#1 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in New Jersey
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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  • Very pleased at the size of the enclosures and the healthiness of the animals. Zoo was clean and quaint. The habitats are close to the pathways to feel like you have a great view of the animals.  more »
  • This is the perfect place to take the family the zoo is excellent 100% free to access the park you can pack your own lunch there's areas outside the park to sit and play or were you can just hang out ...  more »
  • This zoo is beautiful and the animals are well cared for. They were building zip lines and other activities when I was last there a few years ago. It's a worthy visit whether you are going with your s...  more »
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  • Wonderful zoo. Admission is free (but PLEASE PLEASE leave a donation). The layout is nice, the boardwalk type path from area to area is cool. The animals are very well cared for. You can tell their keepers love them very much. I visit a few times a year, and highly recommend it to everyone. Go and spend a day with the animals, it's relaxing and fun. Don't forget to leave a donation in the bucket, that's how the place stays open and able to care for their animals.
  • This is a beautiful zoo. The atmosphere is so nice here. There's peacocks everywhere you look! The monkeys are super cool to see. They have an awesome tree top climbing experience for all ages too. They also have a play ground for the kids outside of the zoo. It's a great family day out! We always enjoy our time here☺
  • I used to go here as a kid and coming back as an adult it was just as great! The staff was very nice and the animals were so cute! The animals are clearly loved and well taken care of. The zoo allows you to get up and close with many animals. And it’s kept up by a donation basis so you can pay as little or as much as you want. I really like this because everyone has the opportunity to see these amazing creatures, even if they have less money than others.
  • It was actually nice. Took about 2 1/2 hours to walk through. Paid for parking and upon entering the actual Zoo you can give a donation at the donation booth. The only bathrooms that I noticed we're accessible outside Park by the picnic area. But my husband and I enjoyed ourselves.. about 15 minutes east of the zoo there's also Cape May whale and dolphin watching. You can buy tickets online at their website or or when you get there. But the boat leaves at 1 p.m. exactly.
  • Great place! Small enough to see everything in a couple hours, and very well put together. A good variety of animals that look healthy and well cared for. There's also a pretty cool ropes course there. We didn't get a chance to do it, but it looked really fun.
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