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Popcorn Park Zoo

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Address: 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731
Phone Number: (609) 693-1900
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A beloved little zoo!!

Friendly staff, inexpensive and the zoo was a little joy to walk around in. All the animals are rescued from the humane society and the zoo runs on donations. Even still they do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, inexpensive and the zoo was a little joy to walk around in. All the animals are rescued from the humane society and the zoo runs on donations. Even still they do not ask much at the gate for admission. They had small bios on many of the animals. Some stories were heartbreaking but all the stories were written... More 

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Forked River NJ
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59 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our family has gone to Popcorn Park many times. Some animals roam free (peacocks with large beautiful feathers!)..... my boys always liked watching the monkeys. They can be very entertaining. Food here is limited so bring your own snacks but sometimes there is a food wagon. This zoo is mostly sand in the pine barrens area so it can be... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Popcorn Park Zoo is a 7 acre gem! Is unlike any zoo I have ever visited. All of the animals have been rescued from unfortunate circumstances. There are small farm animals, i.e. pigs, sheep, goats, as well as tigers, lions and bears, oh my! Admission is a reasonable @ $5 and a box of popcorn to feed the animals is... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great value for a day out with the kids. There are several areas where kids can interact with the animals as well as look at the animals needing a cage. And most of the animals are rescued from other situations including injuries. Your fee goes toward this effort as well as supporting the existing animals. Bring picnic... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My 3 Great granddaughters, ages 10, 8 & 6 visited The Popcorn Zoo. The children had a great time feeding the animals & hearing the different sounds of the animals. I was quite surprised that very few of the enclosures had labels or information pertaining to the animals we were looking at. Although i know the Zoo is operated by... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Nice little zoo that benefits a good cause. Updated amimal enclosures are nice. Good place to take young children. Take a donation of pet items, such as dog food, treats, cat food, even blankets or towels , usually will gain you free admission to zoo.

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First I want to say Popcorn Park Zoo and their accompanying domestic animal shelter is top rate at helping the animals. To no fault of their own, some exotics and wildlife find themselves needing a home because they've been raised by humans or injured and cannot survive in the wild. For this, the park deserves huge admiration and acknowledgement. I... More 

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a great place for a number of reasons. 1. Its very inexpensive for the family 2. The zoo recuses animals. They have a lot of different animals. The animals are well cared for and the staff is very friendly. It is outside and very roomy so there is plenty of room for parents with strollers and toddlers to... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This zoo rescues animals so all admissions (which are very reasonable) go to the care of the animals. It is the perfect sized zoo for young children. They have monkeys, bears, tigers along with deer, pigs, cows, turtles and birds. Many more varieties are there. It should take about two hours to complete the entire zoo at the pace of... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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41 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great place to bring kids. A lot of expenses to maintain. Adopt a cat or dog here. Don't expect them to hand over aper to just anyone. They only adopt if you can prove you will be a loving and responsible pet owner. After all don't want these pets to wind up back in a shelter situation!

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