New Jersey

Exploring Nature

Featured Animals/Aquariums/Zoos/Wildlife

Bergen County Zoological Park

Your campers will be amazed by Bergen County Zoological Park’s array of North and South American wildlife, including rare and unusual species, such as Baird’s tapirs, Andean condors, and golden lion tamarins, among others. Groups can watch the live animal shows held daily. 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652. Tel: 201-262-3771. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Cohanzick Zoo

45 Mayor Aiken Dr., Bridgeton, NJ 08302. 856-453-1658. Campers can see over 100 animals as they stroll through the walking trails and picnic grounds of this naturalistic setting, and have a live demonstration with one of the animals. Fee/Free.

Environmental Education Center in New Jersey

190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. 908-766-2489. 425 acres of a variety of habitats that provide homes for diverse plant and animal populations, includes 8 miles of trails, wildflower, native plant sensory and touch gardens. Fee.

Lakota Wolf Preserve

89 Mt. Pleasant Road, Columbia, NJ. 877-733-9653. Tundra, Timber, and Arctic wolves viewed in a natural setting. Fee.

Raptor Trust

1390 White Bridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946. 908-647-1091. Programs include a color slide presentation and live birds of prey demonstrations. In All About Owls, receive an in-depth look at the lives of owls, their amazing adaptations, and the eight species of owls in New Jersey. Free/Fee.

Sandy Hook Bird Observatory

20 Hartshorne Pl, Middletown, NJ 07748. 732.872.2500. One of New Jersey's best year-around birding locations; attracts approximately 340 bird species to its varying habitats as well as over 50 species of butterflies. Fee/Free.

Six Flags Wild Safari

1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson NJ 08527. 732-928-2000. A 350-acre wildlife preserve, home to more than 1,200 exotic animals, including several endangered species. Features a 4.5-mile auto trail offering close encounters with animals. Part of Six Flags Great Adventure. Fee.