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Address: 707 N Route 9, Cape May Court House, Middle Township, NJ 08210-1646
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+1 609-465-5271
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10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Have a wild time as you explore more than 85 acres of beautifully...

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!

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Arrive green, on your bike!!!

I rode my bike along the bike path almost all the way from Wildwood to this very nice zoo. I was a bit confused bc it led me to the rear lot, and the signs for the paths said no... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I rode my bike along the bike path almost all the way from Wildwood to this very nice zoo. I was a bit confused bc it led me to the rear lot, and the signs for the paths said no vehicles, yet I saw no bike rack. TIP: WALK not RIDE your bike through the path at the rear lot... More 

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Shamokin, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

AMAZING!!!! Just as I remembered it as a child, but BETTER!!! It is the best free attraction around - I have paid a LOT to get into zoos that didn't have HALF the animals and attractions that this zoo did! Zebras... Giraffes... Lions and SNOW LEOPARDS!!! It's amazing!!! Thank you so much for keeping this zoo free for families!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The price is right they only ask for a donation. They have one display you can go into,where they have a display of snakes also in that area is a white alligator. There is also another area where the birds are flying around free. They have a great variety of wild animals and if you enjoy taking photos you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Great little zoo , nice shade and great walking trails. Animals are in good condition.. would go back in the future, and FREE

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Wildwood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

First time going to the Night Out in the zoo. It was great. Our zoo keeper and guide, Pete and Leeanne, were great. Learned about the on goings of the zoo and were able to see animals that usually are sleeping .

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

The zoo itself we thought was very nice. Well laid off. Plenty of animals. The only complaint that we have is that most of the animals were in there housing or sleeping. (Not the zoo's fault) Overall a good experience.

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Allendale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here on Friday morning and were thoroughly surprised by how nice this zoo really is. It is kid friendly and all areas are accessible with strollers or for handicapped access. The animals in this zoo are very healthy looking and appear well taken care of. All this for free too! They do ask for a... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This is such a great zoo for young and old. Ther zoo operates by donations so there is no set admission fee. You can bring a packed lunch since there are numerous picnic tables . The zoo is nicely kept and you can tell that the animals are well treated.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

You're at the shore...so there's that, and the great shopping and restaurants, but what if it's a little chilly or the kids need a change of scenery? This place is fantastic! Admission is pay what you want and they have all of the key animals and then some. The zoo is large, clean, and easy to navigate. The only downsides... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

What a great zoo! It's free and has a large variety. My favorite section was African wildlife, where you walk on an elevated boarded pathway. it feels like a nature walk and literally like you are entering into a different world when you see the Giraffe enclosure appear. Lots of security walking around. We spent a good afternoon checking everything... More 

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