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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 Night
  • 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.

All memberships are subject to entry requirements made by the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The full list of entry requirements are listed here.
 
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 Night
  • 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 if you don't mind them 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
  • Name on Digital Board inside the Zoo

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