Animal Kingdom Zoo
Address: 1800 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road |Bordentown, NJ
Web Site: www.animalkingdomnj.net
Distance: approximately 25 miles. Driving Time: approximately 32 minutes.
Hours of Operation: Winter Hours, Oct 1st-Apr 1st, Open Daily 10am — 5pm. (Exit Gate open until 6pm).
Admission Prices: Adults $9.00; Children $7.00; Seniors $8.00; children 2 and under FREE.
Highlights: Animal Kingdom boasts one of the most extensive wild animal collections in New Jersey. Many of our Animals are endangered species, which is why the zoo is so important. Our mission is to educate visitors about the importance of preserving the environment and, as a result, the animals that live here. Come see Giraffes, Monkeys, Tapirs, Camels and much more.
Elmwood Park Zoo
Address: 1661 Harding Boulevard | Norristown PA, 19401
Web Site: www.elmwoodparkzoo.org
Distance: approximately 48 miles. Driving Time: approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes.
Hours of Operation: The Elmwood Park Zoo is open year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day from 10am until 5pm.
Admission Prices: Adults $12.00, Children 2 – 12 $9.00, Under 2 is free
Highlights: Elmwood Park Zoo welcomes over 130,000 visitors annually for an educational adventure in a fun, clean, and family-oriented environment. The Zoo’s mission is to foster an appreciation of wildlife and their habitat that will inspire active participation in conservation. With a belief that the best way to teach a child is through play, the Zoo is a place where children can experience the life of an animal first-hand; whether tunneling underground like a prairie dog or viewing eagles from atop a life-sized bald eagle’s nest, children will find their imaginations captured as they tour a Zoo unlike anything they’ve seen before!
Address: 3400 West Girard Avenue |Philadelphia, PA 19104
Web Site: www.philadelphiazoo.org
Distance: approximately 45 miles. Driving Time: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Hours of Operation: March—November: 10:00 am—5:00 pm daily. December—February: 10:00 am—4:00 pm daily.
Admission Prices: (In-Season, April — Oct) General Admission (includes Birds of Australia) , Adult: $16.95, Child (age 2—11): $13.95, Child (under 2): FREE, Members: FREE — The family membership is $89 and includes admission for two adults and admission for children in the household under age 18. Parking is $10 per vehicle, Member with valid membership card parks FREE.
Highlights: For the zoo lover in all of us, the Philadelphia Zoo offers more than 1500 rare and exotic animals from around the world on 42 acres of picturesque Victorian gardens and historical architecture. The Tastykake Children’s Zoo includes a farm area where children can see sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits. There are also two new animal exercise yards where children can find macaws, porcupines, hedgehogs and owls and in the Backyard Bugs area, curious kids can see all sorts of interesting bugs. Lastly, throughout the day there are interactive animal shows at the brightly colored theatre.