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Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park

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216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Family favorite!

We love the Bergen County Zoo. It is a family favorite! We are members and they have many great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liza H
Dumont, New Jersey
Robust and Joyous Day

With parks in Bergen County to choose from this def. is one of the more fun ones I found with my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-5349
+1 201-262-3771
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Bergen County Zoo. It is a family favorite! We are members and they have many great activities all year long! Wonderful new updates and fantastic programs. My kids go to their zoo camp for a week in the summer as well! Love...More

Thank Liza H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With parks in Bergen County to choose from this def. is one of the more fun ones I found with my children growing up as well as into their adulthood. Always interesting and fun things to see and do. If you arn't from the Bergen...More

Thank 375evelynec
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Much nicer than many small regional zoos. Some farm equipment exhibits, some farm animals, the exciting spider monkeys and a number of glass enclosed smaller creatures. Easy to walk it in an hour but segmented to keep it interesting. Some free days - call ahead....More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Van Saun is the perfect size zoo for babies and toddlers. There are enough animals to satisfy them and it's small enough to walk around without getting tired.

Thank ScottPoitrel
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Small but lively zoo and train ride. Lots of parking and activities. Check out the butterfly exhibit. You might even be the butterfly whisperer. :)

Thank SincerelyI
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great space, always well maintained. Parking is plentiful and the surrounding park is beautiful. Train ride is available in warmer weather.

Thank solivo1
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We took our grandchildren, ages 3&6. The train ride was thrilling but the carousel was even more so. They did not want to get off. The staff were very friendly and understanding. The playground is the largest I have seen. Even with maybe 200 kids...More

Thank TtravelerJohn
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Bring the kids - there is a zoo and a train ride . there is a lot to see. I also brought the bikes so as to traverse the whole park it is very manageable with the younger riders. ( don't forget their helmets )...More

Thank Ruger512
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The zoo is small but nice. I think the price is a little high. $8.00 each for non residents of bergen county residents $4.00 each seniors $2.00 non residents $1.00 residents of bergen county. There is a food truck in front of the zoo.You can...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very nice place for family with little kids. Big park and playground, they have zoo and it's absolutely free for Bergen county residents.

Thank Rita2309
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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.
26 August 2016|
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Response from Mr D | Reviewed this property |
Ditto on the food truck. Suggest picking up some sammies on the way in, or ... ...bring your own food (burgers, hotdogs and self-starting charcoal). They have free grills you can barbecue at...how much better than... More
payal c
14 June 2016|
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Response from gladustoppedby1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but get there early especially on the weekend.