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Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Have a wild time as you explore more than 85 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits. With 200 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and approximately 500 animals, you're sure to see something new. The Cape May County Zoo is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas). Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning November 1st. No admission fee. That's right! The zoo is free of charge! Donations are GREATLY appreciated! Join the FUN, where the admission is always FREE!
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I agree, I can't believe that this place is free, they just ask for a donation!!! This was a beautiful place. It seems that the animals are well cared for. We got there at 11, they open at 10 and it was packed!!! Lots of families with children. What a wonderful experience!! I like how they had so many little areas to sit and relax since there is a lot of walking. The staff was helpful and courteous. We went to see the snow leopard cubs but I guess it was too hot for them!! Still there were many other animals to see including a beautiful tiger. The otters are really cute too!!! Well worth going to!!!!

Thank mkwatermelon
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Cape May County Zoo is a big, beautiful zoo, not to mention free. We traveled down to Cape May when the zoo announced two baby snow leopards had joined the exhibit with their mother.

For a free zoo, it was much bigger than we expected, and had a lot of animals. Not only did we get to see the baby snow leopards, but also monkeys of all sorts, bald eagles, turtles, red pandas, bears and more.

There is a $1 per person suggested donation. As we pulled in, there was a zoo employee taking donations, as well as mailboxes around the zoo for making donations.

We traveled here with our 5-year-old niece, and one thing we loved was there were not food stands or gift shops inside the zoo. In fact, food and drinks are prohibited in the zoo except in designated areas. There is one small gift shop that you must pass to get in and out of the zoo, as well as a carousel.

Thank GNRMatt
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

i grew up at the shore and took my kids there when the zoo first opened-this time i had my almost 4 year old grandson to share the zoo with! easy parking and a nice map to guide our way-you could almost forget you were in so.jersey!especially good as it is a small space witha nice assortment of animals{.just a donation at the gate}

Thank ileen56
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

This zoo rivals many other expensive zoos around the country. Definitely need to make time to visit here while at the shore - set aside several hours. Great playgrounds, too.

Thank Tyrajama
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

My husband has been going To Avalon since he was little - this is the first time that we have been to the zoo. We did not have high expectation - after all, it is a zoo in Jersey. We were so pleasantly surprised!!!!! Bald Eagles, Snow Leopards (and cubs), giraffes, zebras and much much more!!! It is a compact space so unlike our home zoo, it does not take all day to see everything. Go! Enjoy!

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