Welcome
Welcome to the Zoological Society of New Jersey's online store.
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

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.

 
Membership Reservations

To align with social distancing guidelines, entry will be limited and staggered. Members are required to reserve a timeslot to gain entry to the park. A valid membership number is needed to reserve your timeslot. Memberships are non-transferrable, only those Named Adults, Children, and Guests on your membership will gain entry through this reservation. If you are planning a visit with people who are not covered under your membership, you will need to reserve tickets for them at the same/adjacent time slots through turtlebackzoo.com/admission-hours and they will need to redeem their tickets through one of the indicated booths.

For the safety of the visitors, staff, and animals the following guidelines will be implemented:

  • All visitors and staff must wear a face covering
  • Temperature Scans will be done upon arrival before admission to the zoo will be allowed.
  • No membership cards will be printed onsite
  • Visit https://turtlebackzoo.com/health-update/ for a full list of entry requirements

If you need to cancel or would like to be added to a waiting list for a sold out day, send an email to membership@zoologicalsocietyofnj.org


Members-Only Daily Reservation
 
Only one reservation is needed for all of the guests covered by your membership. Please make the reservation under the name of one of the Named Adults on your membership.

New timeslots will be released on a rolling basis one week in advance. For example, the time slots for 6/25 are released on 6/18; the time slots for 6/26 are released on 6/19, etc

If your plans change, email membership@zoologicalsocietyofnj.org with your order number and we can free up the time slot for another member.
 
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

 
Gift Memberships

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
 
Other Amount: $