Bergen County Zoological Park

Bergen County Zoological Park, Paramus: Address, Phone Number, Bergen County Zoological Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Bergen County Zoological Park

Bergen County Zoological Park
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1RaiderFan
Schenectady, NY250 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We went for a bit on Sunday, December 12. Admission was free and they gave out hot chocolate and snacks. We got to take a photo with Santa. Although some of the animals weren’t available, plenty were there for our kids to see and for us to enjoy. What a nice little zoo Tucktaway in the park. We were happy to find it and thanks to all who work there!
Written December 12, 2021
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Harriet M
Rockland County,NY461 contributions
Dec 2021
Let it Glow is a special event held at the Bergen County Zoo during the holidays at Christmas. The night transforms this small zoo into a wonderland. It includes a special train ride. I had a great time.
Written December 5, 2021
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Winnie C
4 contributions
Apr 2021
I like this park. It has a playground with three areas as well as a large spacious grassfield that dogs love to go through in the front of the park. There's also a gated dog park in the back of Van Saun too. There is also a zoological zoo in the middle of it as well as plenty of parking space. But, to be honest, it's not as great as back in 2008/9.
Written April 13, 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,714 contributions
Dec 2020
Van Saun Park has been hosting a Winter Wonderland for the past five years. This year, an outdoor ice skating rink has been step-up instead. The rink will be set-up from Dec. 18 - Feb. 21. It is full regulation ice rink which will have a limited capacity and comply with social distancing and mask wearing guidelines.

In order to maintain capacity limits there will be sessions. Mon.-Fri. sessions are limited to four hours while Sat.-Sun. sessions are two hours long. There are morning and evening session with the evening session beginning at 7 pm. I chose the morning session. Tickets can be purchased online and cost $10 per/person. The web address is bergencountywwinterwonde…. I you go on Mon, Tues or Wed it is buy one ticket and get one free. On Fri, Sat or Sun, your ticket includes unlimited access to the carousel and Bergen County Zoo's train ride which is located in Van Saun Park.
Written December 25, 2020
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markbkeller
Philadelphia, PA186 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
This zoo is small and can be traversed easily. The animals are all rescue animals. The goats are really funny as they beg for food. There was a mountain lion who lost his roar. There were donkeys who tee load.
Written March 11, 2020
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Jaime S
Paramus, NJ19 contributions
Nov 2019
What an amazing day. First of course the train ride then the carousel. The zoo is wonderful and after all that he loves the playground.
Written February 13, 2020
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Eliot F
Fair Lawn, NJ41 contributions
Jul 2019
The Bergen County Zoological Park is a great family destination that everyone will enjoy. There are plenty of animals to see, such as buffalo, eagles, a mountain lion, and turtles. There are monkeys and even animals from South America.
The kids will love the farm section where they can pet a goat, for example.
The park is relatively small but well designed so it is easy to see everything.
Don't forget the train ride.
Written February 7, 2020
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theresaj5597
Lincoln Park, NJ61 contributions
Dec 2019
Be sure to go to the zoo during the winter! The zoo is free until late spring and many of the animals are out. They are really active in the colder weather so it’s great for the small children.
Written January 26, 2020
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paul3776
Paramus, NJ751 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Bergen County Zoo in Van Saun Park is a wonderful place for people of all ages. Great zoo with all kinds of animals, train ride, pony ride, carousel, picnic area and acres of walking trails. This is located in Paramus, NJ accessible to mass transportation .
Written December 19, 2019
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CaravelEF
Greenwood Lake, NY132 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
The Bergen County Zoo and Van Saun Park are a treasure. The zoo has a variety of animals from North America and South America. We especially love the spectacled owls (they're only out in the summer), bald eagles, bison and elk. The monkeys are fun to see and it's nice to visit the farm animals, too. The Andean Condors were out in November and they were the biggest birds we have ever seen! Some of the enclosures are a little small, but some of the animals, like the bald eagles, were injured and can no longer live in the wild. So it's important to remember the zoo is sanctuary for them. The animals appear to be very well taken care of, and their paddocks/enclosures/pens are very clean.

The facility is kept very clean with lovely flowers and plantings blooming in the summer. It's fun to ride the train around the zoo. The gift shop wasn't open over the summer, but was open in November. There was a nice assortment of items for children and everything was very reasonably priced. Our favorite part is riding the beautiful carousel across the road! It's so much fun for little ones and our daughter's favorite. The park also has an amazing playground, splash pad and stables with pony rides.

This is a wonderful place to spend the day and we are fortunate to visit regularly. I couldn't believe a non-resident adult was only $8.00 over the summer, and the rides were $1.50 (admission is free in the off season). Old fashioned family fun, learning for little ones, a great place to make memories... a true treasure right in the heart of Bergen County!
Written November 12, 2019
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