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Take the Kids: Cape May County Park and Zoo

Visit the 200-acre park to explore a free zoo with over 550 animals.


Visit Cape May County Park and Zoo

Courtesy of Cape May County Park & Zoo


Calling all animal enthusiasts! The Cape May County Park and Zoo is the perfect day trip for you and the kiddos. And the cherry on top? It’s totally free year round.

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is a 200-acre park with picnic areas, fishing ponds, walking and biking paths, playgrounds, a disc golf course and tennis courts. The zoo boasts free admission and features more than 550 animals and 250 species, such as river otters, ring tailed lemurs, black bears and even cheetahs.

No need to pack snacks. The Cape May Safari Café has you covered with fresh fruit, salads and sandwiches. If your favorite part of the zoo is the gift shop (because me too) “the Ark in the Park” gift shop holds plenty of cuddly critters for you to take home as a souvenir.

If your kiddos are feeling artsy, stop by in the fall for weekly “crafts with critters.” If your lil’ animal lover wants to be a zookeeper when she grows up, drop her off at the Cape May Zoo’s Jr. Zoo Keeper program, where kids will learn how to take care of animals first hand.

The zoo’s hours are 10 am-4 pm daily year round. For more information, visit the website or call 609-465-5271.

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