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Space Farms: Zoo & Museum, Sussex

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Reviews
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  • If you're in the mood to stroll around and see a nice selection of animals without going to the Bronx Zoo, Space Farms might be right for you. Lions, tigers, bears, bison, wolves, foxes - yes they hav...  more »
  • From a rural point of view the family who runs this is doing something right they haven't raised prices in years and always have a clean and top notch feel yes there are random things people can pick ...  more »
  • This is an old-fashioned museum and zoo. The usual exotic animals can be found - lions, tigers, bears... lots of bears, along with many other species. Of note are the combined cages where several dive...  more »
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  • Very cool place but could use some updating. Tons of animals to see from ducks and chickens to lions and tigers. All of the animals seem to be happy and well taken care of. The big cats seemed cramped but looked healthy. Lots of animals can be fed so the kids can get very close. The museum aspect is something to see as they have soooo many cool tools and cars from so many different eras. We spent most of our time in the museums. There are locations with benches so you can bring your own lunch but there is a small cafeteria style restaurant inside the main building. Prices are reasonable and great for families to spend a day out.
  • Had such a great time here with my family! The staff went above and beyond and really makes you feel like part of the family! Love this place and can't wait to come back! My daughter enjoyed all the animals. I highly recommend this to families with all age childrenšŸ˜
  • I came here over the weekend with my family and I was really shocked about this place. In the middle of New Jersey you can find lions and tigers and bears!? There are a wide variety of animals: Syrian bears, foxes, emus, angry llamas, bison, various sheep, goats & deer, a jaguar, lions, tigers, servals, bob cats, baboons, lemurs, snakes. Most of them seem to have adequate space. I kind of feel like the jaguar is not comfortable, she was growling and moaning the whole time, maybe she was in heat? I would give this place 3.5 stars if that were possible because I think a lot of the larger carnivores need a lot more stimulation or toys. There is a massively obese bear that just rocks in a corner. The lions are also obese. Most of the habitats are decently sized with shade and sun. The bears have it best with hidey-holes and trees and vultures to chase around. The car collection is simply astonishing. It was a perfect place for us! Husband likes the cars, I like the animals, plus - the pizza place has GLUTEN FREE PIZZA! Win.
  • A great place for the family to visit. The children can see the animals being fed and learn about each one. You can truly feel the difference of this family run business when you walk through the door. The staff is extreemly pleasent and friendly. Ive been going since i was 5 and would recommend it to anyone without any hesitation.
  • April 2017. For a history buff, real neat palce. This was our weekly trip out. Way out in Sussex, NJ. Right off Rt 519, there a number of ways to get here. Google drove us on a number of back roads, even across Rt 519 twice. Nice ride and views if you are not from this area. I will not get into animal rights about this attraction. There is no parking in front of the building. Nor did I see handicapped parking spots. This was a nice early April weekday, basically empty here. The large building houses a pizza place and their entrance / gift shop. I would not recommend a wheelchair. The walkways are crushed stone and you need to go on the grass many times to get close to the cages. This is a massive place to walk. The entrance (heated - cooled) and museums are the only sheltered buildings. So 90 degrees or 45 degree temps may affect your plans. The museums have many rare items and motor vehicles. The blacksmith building was blown down by a winter windstorm, so that is out of action for now. These are no-touch museums. A couple of the buildings do not have lights. Bathrooms / sanatizers are out in the fields, museum, and pizza area. The outdoor ones are not heated. Subs, salads, wings, pizza (Nice thick crust), ice cream and drinks are available here at the entrance. Picnic tables also available. There is also a huge display of items upstairs in the main building, Indian artifacts, dolls, guns, bones and much more. Spend another half hour just checking out that collection. We had a nice time, perfect weather and no crowds. This place takes large groups, so I'm sure it could get very busy. Lots of room outside, small bathrooms. Mr. Ralph Space originally started this way back in the day. Many of the items you could never find these days, or afford to buy them. This place has nothing to do with rockets, like I though for years.