Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ, to Construct New Education Building

Turtle Back Zoo West Orange, NJ

Turtle Back Zoo West Orange, NJ

There are so many great reasons to live in our area!  The Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ is just one of the many! The zoo has been named the best Zoo in NJ for the last 3 years!   Groundbreaking took place on 9/12 for a new 12,000 sq ft building that will provide 4 additional classrooms at the Turtle Back Zoo!  The classrooms will be used for summer camps and educational programs.  In addition, more exhibit areas will be added as well as a second group entrance for the zoo!

The addition will be 12,000 sq feet and will be located in the Eastern section of the zoo.  On the first floor will be four classrooms, which will feature moveable walls, allowing for the rooms to change size as needed.  The second floor will house offices as well as a conference/break room.  In addition, much of the second floor will be an open-air space, allowing it to be used as an outdoor classroom!

Adding these classroom spaces will help the Zoo to fulfill their mission of education, conservation, and recreation.  They are hoping to be able to present new programs and highlight a larger group of animals as the new space will provide them with three times the space they have now to serve as holding areas for animals.

If you are planning a visit to the Turtle Back Zoo, their current hours of operation are Mon-Sat, 10 am – 4:30 pm, and Sunday from 11 am-5:30 pm. The price of admission is $11 for adults, $8 for children and seniors, and free for children under 2.

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