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Popcorn Park Zoo

#1 of 7 things to do in Forked River Features Animals
1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731-5800
+1 609-693-1900
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A Great Place for All Ages

As stated in other reviews, Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanaque, New Jersey
Great place to bring the kids and grandkids!

Walk in to the zoo with your kids and grandkids. Watch the delight and excitement on their face as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mark r
Forked River, New Jersey
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1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731-5800
+1 609-693-1900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As stated in other reviews, Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. Animals are housed in environs consistent with their species. Admission is $4.00 for adults. The mission of the Associated...More

1  Thank RichF81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk in to the zoo with your kids and grandkids. Watch the delight and excitement on their face as they pet and feed the animals with the popcorn. The energy, smiles and electric excitement as the kids move from animal to animal is PRICELESS! The...More

Thank mark r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Humane Society-run "zoo" is actually a center for exotic and everyday species that the Society branches all across the country have rescued from often horrific circumstances. Where else can you find tigers and wolves beside pot-bellied pigs, goats and peacocks? The grounds are beautifully...More

Thank Sweetbriar15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a traditional zoo but a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused, or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds.They have Boo Boo, the black bear, and Mickey the spotted horse (and many other horses), many lovely pigs, geese, turtles, llamas...More

1  Thank theresaandjohnd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The PPZ has been a local attraction since I was a child and has grown and evolved since then. It's much cleaner and has a lot better facilities then 30 years ago when I remember feeding popcorn to disfigured goats and lame geese. Plus the...More

2  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was a blast. Peacocks, geese and ducks roam freely and try and take all your food. Our 5 year old wasn't thrilled with this and was a little scared, the 2 year old thought it was awesome. The two 30 somethings that this was...More

2  Thank menacingpickle
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A fun zoo for the little ones- Our grandson loved it. They are doing the best they can to take care of these animals- Go during the week or early on weekends or when school is out

2  Thank SpringlakeNewJersey
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Popcorn park zoo has been a staple for anyone who lives in NJ and it is always a great family oriented place to visit regardless of season. The kids love it and the animals are well cared for. They also have great animals for adoption...More

2  Thank jfeeney1261
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I can totally understand how this place could have mixed reviews. I think this place is a cute little zoo that has an awesome strategy and frankly shouldn't be missed. Upon arrival with my boyfriend, we discovered the zoo is connected to a shelter that...More

2  Thank raachmyers
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My Oma has worked here since I was a kid and it's a wonderful place. On top of the zoo structure they also have the kennel where you can adopt fur babies.

Thank jschott6
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I would like too surrender a dog due to finance have to move out of home and move in to a apartment they don't allow dogs can you help
8 May 2017|
Response from theresaandjohnd | Reviewed this property |
I don't know where you live but the Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown is a great facility that will take your dog and hopefully find him a new home. The Associated Humane Society, one of their locations is at POpcorn Park... More
Debbie F
I have a Van Saun Park Zoo Membership - can I use it to get in free for this zoo?
10 August 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they except that. I always paid cash.
Charles D
Cost for the zoo
1 June 2016|
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Response from Yellowbirdnj | Reviewed this property |
Yes, other posts are correct. Free under 3 yrs. old. $5 adults, $4 seniors, small popcorn for animals $2.