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Memberships
Membership includes:
  • Unlimited Free Admission to the Zoo for one year.
  • 15% off the total Aramark catering bill for events hosted at Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, or Verona Boathouse (some restrictions may apply).
  • 15% off any purchase inside Savanna Café during the months of April and October, as part of Aramark's Member Appreciation Months.
  • 15% discount at the Turtle Back Zoo Gift Shop.
  • 15% discount for education programs (camps excluded).
  • Early registration for select educational programming.
  • Exclusive exhibit previews and members-only events including Meet the Keepers, Member Mornings and Member Late Nights.
  • Early registration and discounts on Zoological Society of New Jersey events, including Brew at the Zoo and New Exhibit Grand Opening Celebrations.
  • Reciprocal privileges with more than 110 affiliated zoos and aquariums across the country.
  • Free subscription to the Society's newsletters, Zoo News and Turtle Talk.
  • Discounts and offers from our business partners.
FAQs are in the Customer Service Link at the bottom of the page.

Individual
Price: $105.00
One Named Adult.

 

Individual Plus One
Price: $130.00
Two Named Adults or One Named Adult and One Child.

Family
Price: $155.00
Two Named Adults and up to Four Children.

Family Plus Caregiver
Price: $170.00
Two Named Adults, up to Four Children, and One Unnamed Adult.

Supporting
Price: $200.00
Two Named Adults, up to Six Children, and up to Two Guests per visit.

Membership includes everything mentioned above, plus:
  • Reusable Tote
  • Printed Animal Art Greeting Cards

All memberships are subject to entry requirements made by the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The full list of entry requirements are listed here.
 
Wild Hearts Program
Purchase a Wild Hearts enrichment package and we'll put your custom text on an animal-safe heart to be lovingly clawed, ripped, and pulverized by your favorite animals!

We'll even take a video of the encounter and send it back to you afterward! For additional information, contact info@zoologicalsocietyofnj.org. Limited quantities available.

Wild Heart Box
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00


Select the animal you would like to support from the dropdown below.

 

 
Brew at the Zoo Members Only Tickets 5/20 - 5/26


The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and the Zoological Society of New Jersey will celebrate the 10th Annual Brew at the Zoo on July 9, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM with a VIP reception from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Enjoy 40+ craft beers and live entertainment, fun non-alcoholic beverages, food vendors, and extended animal viewing hours.

Only guests aged 21 and over will be permitted.

All guests must have a valid ID and possess a valid ticket.

For more info follow us on Facebook at Brew at the Zoo.


Member General Admission
Price: $60.00

A General Admission ticket grants admission to "Brew at the Zoo" from 6pm-9pm. Sample over 40 local craft breweries and enjoy live music and entertainment. Please drink responsibly.
Session General Admission: Saturday, July 9, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM OPEN

Members Designated Driver
Price: $16.00
A Designated Driver ticket grants admission to "Brew at the Zoo" from 6 PM - 9 PM. A Designated Driver ticketholder will have access to popular food trucks, non-alcoholic beverages, local vendors and live entertainment. 

Please Note- Designated Driver ticketholders will not be permitted to sample any beer.
Session Designated Driver: Saturday, July 9, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM OPEN

Member VIP Admission
Price: $90.00


A limited number of "Brew at the Zoo" VIP tickets are available. These tickets grant you access to a one-hour private session to preview local premium craft beers and complimentary hors d'oeuvres  in the the Savanna Cafe from 5 PM - 6 PM. VIP ticketholders will enjoy exclusive up-close animal encounters to meet the Zoo's esteemed animal ambassadors. The VIP ticket also includes access to "Brew at the Zoo" General Admission session from 6 PM - 9 PM.

Session VIP Admission: Saturday, July 9, 2022 5:00PM - 9:00PM OPEN

 
Premium Memberships
Membership includes:
  • Unlimited Free Admission to the Zoo for one year.
  • 15% off the total Aramark catering bill for events hosted at Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, or Verona Boathouse (some restrictions may apply).
  • 15% off any purchase inside Savanna Café during the months of April and October, as part of Aramark's Member Appreciation Months.
  • 15% discount at the Turtle Back Zoo Gift Shop.
  • 15% discount for education programs (camps excluded).
  • Early registration for select educational programming.
  • Exclusive exhibit previews and members-only events including Meet the Keepers, Member Mornings and Member Late Nights.
  • Early registration and discounts on Zoological Society of New Jersey events, including Brew at the Zoo and New Exhibit Grand Opening Celebrations.
  • Reciprocal privileges with more than 110 affiliated zoos and aquariums across the country; free subscription to the Society's newsletters, Zoo News and Turtle Talk.
  • Discounts and offers from our business partners.

Supporting
Price: $200.00
Two Named Adults, up to Six Children, and up to Two Guests per visit.

Membership includes everything mentioned above, plus:
  • Reusable Tote
  • Printed Animal Art Greeting Cards

Patron
Price: $500.00
Two Named Adults, up to Six Children, and up to Four Guests per visit.

Membership includes everything mentioned above plus:
  • Reusable Tote
  • Printed Animal Art Greeting Cards
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Walking Tour

Benefactor
Price: $1,000.00
Two Named Adults, up to Six Children, and up to Four Guests per visit.

Membership includes everything mentioned above, plus:
  • Reusable Tote
  • Printed Animal Art Greeting Cards
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Behind-The Scenes Tour
  • Authentic Animal Art

All memberships are subject to entry requirements made by the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The full list of entry requirements are listed here.

NOTE: If you opted into the Go Green program, keep your existing card and/or the attached digital pass for your reference.
 
Gift Memberships

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo membership makes a perfect gift. The Zoological Society of New Jersey has a variety of membership levels available, so there's sure to be a level that's perfect for that special person or family on your list. Zoo membership is the gift experience that keeps giving all year long!

Please Note: The email address you enter will be the one to receive the gift certificate along with the purchase confirmation. Please make sure it is a valid email address, and only enter the recipient's email address if you don't mind the recipient receiving the receipt with the purchase price on it.

New this year — Gift Recipients choose when to redeem the certificate to start their membership!!


Individual
Price: $105.00
One Named Adult.
 

Individual Plus One
Price: $130.00
Two Named Adults or One Named Adult and One Child.

Family
Price: $155.00
Two Named Adults and up to Four Children.

Family Plus One
Price: $170.00
Two Named Adults, up to Four Children, and One Unnamed Adult.

Supporting
Price: $200.00
Two Named Adults, up to Six Children, and up to Two Guests per visit


 

Patron
Price: $500.00
Two Named Adults, up to Six Children, and up to Four Guests per visit

 

Benefactor
Price: $1,000.00
Two Named Adults, up to Six Children, and up to Four Guests per visit.
 

 
Adoptions

From the 1,000 pound bull bison to the tiniest baby turtle, all of the animals at Turtle Back Zoo are supported by our Guardian of Wildlife Adopt-an-Animal Program. Make a difference by symbolically adopting one of the Zoo's many available species.

When you become a Guardian of Wildlife, your tax-deductible gift will strengthen our mission to conserve, educate, and inspire. Proceeds support animal welfare and enrichment activities within the Zoo.

Adopt one of our animals and become a Guardian of Wildlife today by picking a tier below!


Conservationist
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $45.00
  • Photo of Animal (digital copy)
  • Personalized Certificate (digital copy)
  • Animal Fact Sheet (digital copy)

Advocate
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $67.50
  • Photo of Animal (digital copy)
  • Personalized Certificate (digital copy)
  • Animal Fact Sheet (digital copy)
  • Vinyl Sticker

Enthusiast
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00
  • Photo of Animal (digital AND high quality physical copy)
  • Personalized Certificate (digital AND high quality physical copy)
  • Animal Fact Sheet (digital AND high quality physical copy)
  • Vinyl Sticker
  • Name on Digital Board inside the Zoo

Guardian
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $180.00
  • Photo of Animal (digital AND high quality physical copy)
  • Personalized Certificate (digital AND high quality physical copy)
  • Animal Fact Sheet (digital AND high quality physical copy)
  • Vinyl Sticker
  • Name on Digital Board inside the Zoo
  • Authentic Animal Art*

*animal type subject to availability

 
Donations

The Zoological Society of New Jersey supports the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. We appreciate your generosity in strengthening our shared commitment to conservation, education, and inspiration.

Consider your donation as a way to help grow and develop the Zoo by providing funding for new habitat design and construction, general zoo improvements, and conservation programs.

To make a donation in honor or in remembrance of someone, please follow this link.


General Donation
 

Donor Wall
 
Contributing to the Donor Wall at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is a great way to support conservation, education, and inspiration! Dimensions for donor wall plaque measure 3"w x 1.5"h. For more information, please call 973-731-5800 ext. 241.

Wildlife Conservation
 
Donating here ensures your contribution goes directly to Wildlife Conservation efforts. 

Animal Welfare
 
Donating here ensures your contribution goes directly to Animal Welfare and Enrichment.

 
Animal Abstracts Collection

Every day the keepers at the Turtle Back Zoo work to find ways to enrich the lives of the animals in their care. They develop programs to stimulate natural behaviors with our animals by adding interesting and complex activities to their daily routine. One program the keepers offer is the Animal Art Program. The animal keepers offer nontoxic paint to some of our animals, resulting in beautiful works of art. From paw prints to broad brush strokes to custom impressions, each artists' creation is one of a kind. These unique pieces are an overlay of the original animal art created by the featured animal. Brianna DeRose and Conrad Johnson, two members of the Zoological Society of New Jersey, are the designers behind these custom masterpieces.

Bring out your wild and set the tone of your room from the walls out.

Mix and match your favorite animal art prints that fill your rooms and make your style as unique as our animal art.

View the art here!


Animal Abstracts Canvas Print
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $22.50

NO FRAME-Animal Abstracts Canvas Print
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $12.50

 
Turtle Back Tree Donation

You can support Turtle Back Zoo Tree Initiative, Turtle Back Zoo, and the Zoological Society of New Jersey by donating, and with the purchase of an annual membership. To learn more about our Turtle Back Tree Initiative click this link to our website.

Turtle Back Tree