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Space Farms Zoo & Museum

218 Route 519, Sussex, NJ 07461
(973) 875-5800
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Sussex
Type: Zoos, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Clifton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been coming to Space Farms since I was a child and it remains one of my favorite places to spend the day at! Don't expect a modern zoo with paved pathways and high tech features...this is an old fashioned classic zoo that brings you back to when you were a young kid. You can get right up close... More

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New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This review is about the Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Sussex, New Jersey. I feel appalled at the deplorable conditions in which the zoo keepers maintain the animals. They are dehydrated, confined to small spaces and unable to seek relief from the weather elements. In a photo that I have, the bear is literally asking for help. How can... More

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Byram
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

How this "farm" is allowed to house animals is beyond comprehension. The lions have are kept in a pen the size of a small patio. The fur of other animals is either falling off or matted. There is plenty of room on the grounds but apparently the owners refuse to invest the price of admission to provide adequate space for... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am glad to see that people have tried to contact and change things about this zoo. Unfortunately, it remains the same. My hope is that someone reading the bad reviews can see this and create positive change. These animals are not kept in the right conditions. They are suffering daily. There were loaves of bread piled in cages to... More

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Glenwood, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You start at Space Farms trying to see all the stuff that they have! The entry museum has a great selection of arms and oddities. It also has a blacksmith shop, auto museum, tractors, tools, and a general store. My son and I had a great time in the zoo portion. The herds of deer and all the different bears... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've seen all the ratings online (which I'm sure most are paid for and mostly positive ones get approved) but we decided to try it out. Very big wide open space for the kids to run around to the cages. But considering all the open vast land and what they charge to get in they can afford to give these... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you have kids this is a good day out. Firstly the place is big with animals given a lot of space to move around in, now that's contrary to some other reviews, but some animals are sitting in acres of land! The wild cats/lions/etc have just as much space as other Zoos such as Turtleback zoo. It's not as... More

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Keansburg, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited this zoo with some friends and our children ranging from 8-11.. WE all had a great time. It is very small and friendly. Not over crowded. It was small enough that the kids could run ahead and we didn't have to worry about them getting lost. Loved all the animals and the museums were very interesting. I would... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Through the years I have brought my son here as it is really just a town away. It was always fun and entertaining for him when he was young. It is laid out nicely to walk it with children and the variety of animals is good. They also have a barn with antique cars which honestly breaks my heart they... More

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NJ
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love Space Farms. There are things for everyone - wild animals zoo and farm animals, vintage cars museum, picnic tables, fresh made pizza, beautiful vistas and playgrounds for kids. You can easy spend the whole day there. You will find a lot of needed shade in a summer under old oaks. Not crowded even on weekends - there are... More

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