Cape May County Park & Zoo, Cape May Court House

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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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  • Cape May Zoo is a great trip for a fall day. The animals are more active and the grounds are pleasant. The zoo offers free admission and parking (a donation is suggested at the gate). The new Cafe... 
    Cape May Zoo is a great trip for a fall day. The animals are more active and the grounds are pleasant. The zoo offers free admission and parking (a donation is suggested at the gate). The new Cafe...  more »
  • This was the first time that I have been back to the Cape May Zoo since 2019 (pre-COVID) and it was also a nice day. The first time that I went it was pouring the whole day and it stopped long enough....  more
    This was the first time that I have been back to the Cape May Zoo since 2019 (pre-COVID) and it was also a nice day. The first time that I went it was pouring the whole day and it stopped long enough....  more »
  • Great find.. and it’s free! Much more than we expected.. lots of animals and very well maintained. Huge.. great place to picnic and spend the day. 
    Great find.. and it’s free! Much more than we expected.. lots of animals and very well maintained. Huge.. great place to picnic and spend the day.  more »
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  • Overall it was great day. Fun, day trip with the kids. We had beautiful weather today, early Spring. The park was full but not over crowded witch I am sure could cause a different experience. If the park were any fuller I don’t think it would have been as enjoyable. So my advice is try to visit when it’s not overwhelmingly crowded. The zoo is clean and being updated in some areas that look really nice. Good idea to bring lunch. Very big picnicking area and playground for kids. Smaller children have a separate playground close by witch is convenient. I would either go earlier to the zoo then plan lunch after and playground, or go around lunch time, eat in the picnic area and let your kids play then hit the zoo till closing. Leave yourself 2-3 hours for the zoo part and another 1-2 hours for lunch and playground. Parking is a little tricky especially if it’s busy. So be patient while finding a parking spot. The zoo has a few nice little places to stop for Concession food. And several machines for snacked and drinks along your journey. Bathrooms were pretty clean but expect a wait in line depending on how busy it is. Foot traffic inside the park can be tricky to navigate with large strollers. I recommend single strollers if needed. Double wide strollers could get ugly if it’s busy. The park is free to enter just donations are given At will. Have fun and be safe! Worth the trip!
  • Went down June 2022 for a week trip. I enjoyed it. The zoo is well organized and clean. The staff are friendly. When entering, they accept donations so please bring some cash. It helps to keep the place running and the animals healthy and happy. Absolutely loved it since it was educational and fun to do.
  • This is the BEST Zoo that you can go to. Located in South Jersey, it is the best kept secret. The Zoo works off of donations. The staff is SUPER FRIENDLY!! The animals are beautiful and well taken care of. Plenty of shade for both your family's and the animals. You can buy food and have a picnic in the zoo. You can also bring your own food and eat outside of the Zoo on picnic grounds. There are gift shops to buy souvenirs. A HUGE playground outside the Zoo to play on. Last but not least....there are PLENTY of places for photos to be taken, either of the animals or your family. My family and I have been going here for 20 years, if not more!!! You will NOT be disappointed!!!
  • Clean, spacious, ample parking and fun activities. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Quite variety of animals and fun activities throughout. Admission is free, but donations are really appreciated. With no entry fee & everything there is to see, I always try to drop at least 20 bucks in the the entry attendant’s donation bucket at any of the entrances where they’re handing out the maps of the zoo. Definitely a Cape May county gem.
  • Free admission to the zoo!!! They do look for and appreciate donations. Huge playground near the parking lot before you get to the zoo entrance. Great amount of shade which helps on those hot summer days. All of the enclosures were well kept and the animals were engaging. Plenty to see and do. Just off to the side is the Tree Top adventure park where for a reasonable fee, you can climb obstacles and zip line through the woods. Lots of picnic areas near the parking lot also.

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