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Space Farms Zoo & Museum

Address: 218 Route 519, Sussex, NJ 07461
Phone Number: (973) 875-5800
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Sussex
Type: Zoos, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Zoos, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is quite a place. Just when you think you have seen it all, around the corner is a whole other collection that is unbelievable! Nothing fancy but a tribute to one family's lifetime of collecting.

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Twenty years ago, I visited Space Farms for the first time on an elementary school field trip. I was so excited to go back this past summer. Soon after arriving, I began to wish we hadn't wasted the time or the money. We forgot to pack our stroller, so we had to rent one; $5.00 for a rickety old rusted... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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