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Bergen County Zoological Park

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Fun Local Bergen County activity

Enjoy watching the many animals, train ride, carousel, playground, and pony rides. I've had great... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
A Gem of a Zoo

A very well organized zoo. Visitors can get close to the beasts and learn a great deal about them... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Hackensack, New Jersey
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216 Forest Ave, Van Saun County Park, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Enjoy watching the many animals, train ride, carousel, playground, and pony rides. I've had great times with my kids here and Bergen County residents benefit from a discount

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GilaER
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A very well organized zoo. Visitors can get close to the beasts and learn a great deal about them. They live in fanciful dwellings and all look like a happy lot. The staff is generally friendly and informative. Only issue is that there is no...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bruceegert
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Maybe it was because of the heat of summer, but many of the animals were not seen because they were napping somewhere. However, the plaques were informative and the pens nicely spaced out. A pretty good variety of animals for a small zoo. A booth...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Van Saun and the Bergen County Zoo are worthy destinations even if you are coming from outside the area. Great park for walking around a small lake, little trails, large playground, pony rides, a carousel. There are also ball fields and tennis courts. Picnic pavilions...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MariaRini
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Adults and children alike will enjoy this zoo. It is small, but well done and maintained. There is enough to see to keep you busy for hours. I especially love the monkeys!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 68carolyng
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Getting a permit to have family reunions is easy. If you pick a spot near the zoo and playground there will be entertainment throughout the day for all family members no matter the age.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank pikespat2
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I found it annoying, today, that they don’t provide a map. Luckily, the zoo is small enough that you eventually see everything while wandering around. Having been to much larger zoos with higher admission prices, I was somewhat disappointed. But this zoo serves its purpose...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 179cynthiaf
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The park is wonderful for young children. There is a large playground with equipment appropriate for toddlers, as well as, older children. The zoo is also geared for families. The train and carousel are reasonably priced as well. Great for grandparents too. Judy S

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We took a 40 minute ride to this park and it was worth it. Big playgrounds and a nice train ride around the zoo with a small splash pad available too

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Helen P
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk and chill. The zoo is cute. They have pony rides for the kids. The park,in May, is absolutely beautiful. Parking is not a problem. Has much to offer. Great place for the family or even a date.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bbechelli
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31 July 2018|
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Response from foreverclay | Reviewed this property |
The hours can be found on their website. It depends on the ages of the children and what you hope to see and do. I love going with my great grands
Karen O
13 April 2018|
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Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
They are open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monica C
18 January 2018|
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Response from William I | Reviewed this property |
Well it is the dead of winter. Most zoo animals are not out.