What to Do at the Zoo in Journal Square, New Jersey

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Stuck in Journal Square with nothing fun to do? Why not check out the Bronx Zoo and have yourself an adventure? Admission per adult over 13 years of age is $3o.95. Seniors 65 and older are $28.95. Children between the ages of 3-12 are $22.95. All children under the age of 3 are free! If you’d like to become a member, an individual membership is $75. Membership for couples is $140. Membership for families is $170 for a family of 2 adults and 4 children. Alternately, you can purchase the family plus membership for $210 for 2 adults, 4 children, and 1 guest.

If you’d like to experience the zoo from the comfort of your own home, you can participate in a virtual meet & greet! For $32.95 per login, you’ll receive 30 minutes on Zoom and chat with zookeepers live. Feel free to ask questions and learn of different habitats of various animals at the zoo. The animals featured are constantly changing due to various factors, and some animals that might have been planned might be pulled in favor of another species. These changes are unforeseen and unpredictable. You can check the calendar of availability to see which animal you will meet on your virtual Zoom webinar. There will also be two “surprise” animals shown at each meet & greet! All reservations for these events are final. There are no refunds or rescheduling.

If you’d like to meet the animals of the Bronx Zoo in person, come to one of their Wild Encounters. You can choose to meet a giraffe, a cheetah, a sloth, among many others, or you can opt to take a cart tour and see all kinds of animals up close and personal. These encounters vary in price, beginning with the cart tour at $120, then $280 for the sloth connection, all the way up to $330 for the cheetah and the giraffe. All prices are for groups of 6 individuals only. These encounters range from 30 minutes to 45 minutes long. To make it even more fun, choose the Private Keeper’s Choice and be surprised by what animal you meet! Or choose the Private Connection: Celebrity Surprise! and meet one of your favorite celebs from Animal Planet’s “THE ZOO”. Other animals you might encounter are the penguin, the fennec, various birds such as owls, or various reptiles such as tiny crocodiles. You do not want to miss your opportunity to meet one of these beautiful animals!

For something more fun and exotic, why not name one of the zoo’s hissing cockroaches for the love of your life? For Valentine’s Day, the Bronx Zoo is proud to present a personal roach for your naming for the fine fee of $60, complete with certificate and all! Alternately, nothing says “I love you” like a roach plushy for $35!

If you’re bored in Journal Square, come on out to the Bronx Zoo and have yourself a blast!

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