Looking for Something To Do in Cape May Today?

Looking for Something To Do in Cape May Today?

by Ryan Reclaim on 07/20/12 

Looking for Something To Do in Cape May Today?

Visit the Cape May County Zoo located on Route 9 only five miles or a 10 minute drive from the center of Cape May, New Jersey. Plan for a day outdoors with some walking for about two hour stay, pack your lunch or eat at the Zoo. The park has many shaded stations to stop and rest , and concession areas. The best part of your trip is that the admission to the Cape May County Zoo is free, and you can make a donation at your own discretion. Usage of the picnic shelters, weeding gazebo and groups visiting by bus or passenger vans are required to pay and make a reservation.

The Cape May County Park & Zoo is located in Cape May Court House, New Jersey and provides Free Year-round admission to a collection of over 550 animals representing 250 species in 85 acres of exhibits. The zoo is located at 707 Route 9 North, in the center of Cape May County’s Central Park, and together the zoo and the park cover about 220 acres. Its principal exhibit areas are a 57-acre African Savanna, a free-flight aviary, and a reptile collection.

Cape May Zoo Hours -The zoo is open every day except for Christmas, weather permitting. The hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 3:45pm in the winter and 10:00am until 4:45pm in the summer. Time changes occur with Daylight Savings

Cape May County Park Central is over 200 acres (including the zoo) with many forested areas maintained in their natural state.  Within the park, you will find picnic areas, walk/bike paths, fishing ponds, picnic shelters, a disc golf course, playgrounds & more.  Located on the East side of Route 9 are tennis courts and a baseball field.

Cape May Zoo Snow Leopards – On May 10, 2010 the Cape May County Zoo welcomed two snow leopard cubs born to parents Himani and Vijay. They are the first snow leopard cubs born at the zoo and the first cubs for mother ‘Himani’. Only eleven snow leopards were born and survived last year in the United States. All four are currently housed in the snow leopard yard, because the snow leopard exhibit was destroyed during snow storms in February 2010. The Cape May County Zoological Society/Zoo Friends plans to raise money to build a new habitat for them.

Things to Do at the Cape May Zoo include:

1.      Visit the reptile House with over 80 species of turtles alligators, snakes and lizards

2.      Visit the new climate controlled Word of Birds Aviary with over 20 species including flamingoes and exotic birds.

3.      Don’t miss the Bald Eagles

4.      Visit the African Savannah including African Antelopes, Grazing Giraffes, Zebras and a Tiger.

5.      Visit the Cat exhibit including Lions, tigers and the new snow leopards

6.      Visit the River Otters and Swift Foxes and local New Jersey animals.

7.      Take a Ride on the Cape May Train and Carasoul rides, tokens are $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00

8.      Feed the Pigs and Goats by hand and take pictures

9.      Have a Picnic with your Family and Friends while at the Zoo.

10.   Don’t forget to check out the Cape May Zoo Snow Leopards





Become a Cape May Zoo Friend, Donate and get tokens.And don’t forget to Donate, Help build the Pride of Cape May County show your pride and Join..Zoo Friends. Private donations help provide for new attractions, exhibits and projects that improve the zoo for visitors, staff and animals in the Zoo care. Individual donation rate for Zoo Friends are $ 30, for Family $50 and for Business $100.

You Get Benefits for becoming a Cape May County Zoo Friend

Show your Benefit card at the zoo and get: 10% discount on purchases made at the Ark in the Park Gift Shop.  Tokens for the Hummingbird Train or Wildlife Carousel.   Individual Membership – 3 Free tokens Family Membership – 6 Free tokens Business – 9 Free tokens   Present your card at the Train Station Bldg. at the zoo to receive the tokens 


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