We love a day at a county park, and we LOVE it even more when there is a zoo involved too!
Cape May Country Park & Zoo has over a whopping 200 acres that families can enjoy a relaxing and fun day out at, in the beautiful New Jersey countryside.
The park has a number of forested areas that you can explore, and kids will love playing among the flora and fauna too! The areas are kept in their natural state as well, so kids can really immerse themselves in nature at it's best!
The park itself also has a number of other activities that will keep you entertained on your family day out. There are picnic areas for those tasty family lunches, walking paths for those active kiddies, bike paths to enjoy, fishing ponds, and of course playgrounds for those kids who haven't used up all of their energy playing amongst the trees!
Did we mention that Cape May County Park & Zoo also have a disc golf course too? Love it!
Of course - it's not just the playgrounds and fishing ponds that people go for - it's the Cape May County Park Zoo!
Did you ever think you would visit a park and see an African lion, or a cute black howler monkey? Have you ever come face to face with an American Black Bear, or a super tall giraffe getting lost in the trees?
Kids can watch the red foxes play, and try and find the gorgeous snowy owls. It's a great way for kids to learn all about these animals too, and why conservation is so important.
With crafts with critters, camps, and birthday parties to boot, it's no wonder Cape May County Park & Zoo see families headed back again - and again - and again! Are you ready for your WILD day out?
They are located in Cape May Court House, on Route 9 North. Exit 11 off the Garden State ParkwayGet directions
Park and zoo are both FREE admission!
Same as adult
The zoo offers a Safari Cafe where you can enjoy a quick snack or full meals. There are healthy options too, including salads and sandwiches
You can take the guided tour for $20 per person, free for kids under 2 with a paid adult. These are at 10:30am daily. You can also book behind the scenes tours for an additional fee too, which is a great experience for the kids!
The zoo has a gift shop which you should stop off at one the way out and take home some animal-tastic merchandise!
They have summer camps for kids, scout programs, and crafts for kids. They even have scavenger hunts for kids which are grade appropriate!
Take a picnic! There are plenty of places to enjoy your lunch at the pavilions and tables. Make sure you take plenty of bottled water, especially if you are headed out on the trails
You can rent wheelchairs and motorized scooters in the zoo
You can celebrate your birthday in style at the zoo, with meet and greets with three animals from the petting zoo, and lots of birthday fun! There are two package options, with lots of themes for kids to choose from.
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