Cape May County Park and Zoo
707 Route 9 North - Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Exit 11 off the Garden State Parkway
Open Year Round: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Our Park and Zoo are FREE!


Host an extra special zoo themed birthday party with the Education Department’s Ambassador Animals.  Host a party either at your home, a special location, or here at the County Park.  All birthday party programs will include a t-shirt for the birthday child and a plush animal.  Parties held here at Cape May County Park Central will need a pavilion rental. Book early and choose one conveniently located near our playground for extra party fun. Parties are available at 12:30 in the afternoon, daily. Special arrangements can be made with proper planning and notice. Please contact our office if you wish to request a different party time.

OPTION 1: Cost:  $100
       This program offers a "meet and greet" with three domestic animals from our Education Department. (Domestic animals only include: chicken, bunnies, guinea pigs).
OPTION 2: Cost:  $200 
        This program will include an educational presentation including at least three ambassador animals and a variety of biofacts for guest participation. You may choose a theme if you want specific animals but it is not neccesary. Your child and their friends will have the opportunity to interact with our Education Animals and explore exciting biofacts relating to our animals.

Note:  To reserve a pavilion for your party at the County Park, please go to ADDITIONAL RESERVATIONS after selecting your party date and options.


Party Themes for Option 2
  • Miles and Miles of Reptiles
    In this program we will explore the scales, slime, and all the many features that make reptiles great! Program animals may or may not include: a Blue-Tongued Skink, Snake, Turtle, and/or Alligator.
  • If I Ran the Rain Forest
    In this program we will explore the layers of the rainforest and how each layer is home to some special animals! Program animals may or may not include: a Bird, Snake, Toad, Patagonian Mara, and/or Alligator.
  • Animals Around the World
    Come take a trip with us around the world and discover where our animals come from. This program explores the diverse habitats of our planet and the animals that live within them. Learn how certain animals are well suited to live in particular areas. Program animals may or may not include: a Blue-Tongued Skink, Patagonian Mara, Snake, Wallaby, and/or Alligator.
  • My BIG Backyard
    This popular program explores the lives of the creatures living in our own backyards. Meet some of the common animals that we may (or may not) encounter every day. Program animals may or may not include: a Skunk, Chipmunk, Rabbit, Snake, Chicken, and or Turtle.
  • Creatures of the Night
    Have you ever wondered what animals come out once the sun goes down? This program explains why certain animals are highly active at night, and all their special features that make them the rulers of the dark. Program animals may or may not include: a Hedgehog, Skunk, and/or an Armadillo

Please Note: Ambassador Animals listed may or may not be available the day of your Birthday Party. We cannot guarantee any animal.

If you have any questions about planning your party please contact us at 609-465-6832 or

Travel fees are $1 per mile each way for all locations out of Cape May County.
Travel distance must not be more than 1 hours time or 60 miles from the Zoo. Not sure if your too far away . . . just give us a call.  (609) 465-6832

  • Wish to bring a Bounce House or other party entertainment inflatable onto Park grounds?  You will need to complete this form and submit it to the Administration Office.   INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

  • Please note your date must be booked at least 7 days in advance and must be confirmed with the Education Department to insure there is no conflict in scheduling.  Please call (609) 465-6832 for more information or to check on available dates.

Cater your party with us!

For menu information contact

609-465-0971 and ask for Ryan Capozzoli


Pick a date
A date is required for all reservations that display the red text: "Requires Reservation Date".
If you are inquirying about a class, providing a donation or looking to adopt, a reservation date will not be required.


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