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Bergen County Zoological Park

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Went here today with family. Was very impressed with the playground it was huge! Was the size of... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Warren, Rhode Island
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Lots of things to do. A good day trip

Don’t miss the petting zoo, or the train ride or the age appropriate play grounds, or the ice... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
elizabeth s
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216 Forest Ave, Van Saun County Park, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Went here today with family. Was very impressed with the playground it was huge! Was the size of about three playgrounds put together !! Tried splah pad, was a few sprays. Not inpressed and small. My water loving daughter was not into it at all....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Don’t miss the petting zoo, or the train ride or the age appropriate play grounds, or the ice cream. I have taken my own kids hears many times, now I take my grandkids.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank elizabeth s
Reviewed 3 May 2018

While this site may not be that large as its close cousins in New York City, the Van Saun Zoo is a staple on any Bergen County native's childhood. The free-roaming peacocks and the strawberry FrozFruit bars are ingrained in my memory, perfect for 90-degree...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank Richiebeans
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

In need of a impromptu family picnic venue, Van Saun Park is the place. If you want to spend just 2 hours or the entire day, this place has so much to offer. Apart from the children’s play area, the pony ride, carousel and train...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank shrirupac
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We've been coming to Van Saun Park/Zoo for YEARS! It's a nice, small, doable zoo. Over the years, they've added admission, starting in May. They also added a carousel. We went today (4/29/18), before they started charging. Actually, unbeknownst to us, it was Autism Awareness...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth the trip. The animal exhibits are conveniently close together. Very good zoo for young children. There is a five minute train ride around the zoo that is enjoyable for all ages.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 726zacharyp
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great for taking the kids and now grandkids. Get close to the animals, feed the ducks take train ride. We can come here over and over again.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank johnberndt
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Long time summer spot for Bergen County. The little zoo is the biggest attraction for young children. But I still like it!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great park, kids get up close and personal to the animals. Love the train ride. Next door a great playground and carousel ride.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank foreverclay
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Beautifully cared for smaller zoo with adjacent train around the property, a carousel and a playground. Great way to spend an afternoon with children. Highly recommend. There is a gift store and refreshments. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.