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!


How do we get there?

For directions, please Click Here >.


How much is daily admission?

Admission to The Cape May County Park & Zoo is completely FREE. Your donations keep us free.


Is there a charge for parking?

Parking is FREE for personal vehicles and is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. We charge only for busses. For a permit please Click Here >.


What are your hours for admission?

Summer Zoo Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (March 9, 2018 – November 1, 2018)
Winter Zoo Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (November 2, 2018 - March 8, 2019)

Park Hours: 7:00 a.m. to dusk year-round.
The Cape May County Park & Zoo are open every day, except Christmas Day.


I’m coming with a group, can I reserve a picnic pavilion? 

Yes, but reserve it early because the fill quickly. For a permit please Click Here >.


Can I go on a private tour of the Zoo?

Yes, it’s easy to set up, and is very reasonable Click Here >.  


Are motorized wheel chairs available for rent?

Yes, strollers, wheelchairs, and motorized scooters rentals are available at the Gift Shop.  For more information on rentals and to make a reservation ahead of your visit, please call the Gift Shop at 609-465-0971.


Can we bring our own motorized wheel chairs?

Yes, Zoo guests may bring their own motorized wheelchairs.


Do you rent strollers and/or wagons?

Strollers and wagons are available to rent while enjoying The Cape May County Park & Zoo.  They are available at the Gift Shop.


Can we bring our own strollers and/or wagons?

Yes, Zoo guests may bring their own strollers and wagons.


What if the weather is bad, can we get a refund or reschedule our bus permit or pavilion fee?

No, sorry, the County of Cape May has a no refund or rescheduling policy.  See the home page bottom link for more info.


Do you have an ATM?

Yes, there is one ATM available at The Cape May County Park & Zoo which is located inside of our gift shop near the entrance of the Zoo.


Do you accept credit cards or checks?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express and Traveler’s checks for everything here. Including donations.


Can we bring outside food and beverages? Can we bring coolers and bags?

Food is permitted anywhere in the Park - outside of the Zoo. However no food is allowed to be brought into the Zoo, but beverages can be carried in.  Baby food and bottles are allowed, just not snacks. Coolers and bags are allowed, however alcohol is strictly prohibited anywhere in the Park or Zoo. If you have concerns regarding a food allergy please email us at


Can we smoke in the zoo?

The Cape May County Zoo is smoke and tobacco free.


Are pets allowed at The Cape May County Park & Zoo?

Pets are not allowed on Park & Zoo grounds.


Do you allow professional photo or video shoots at the Zoo?

For more information regarding The Cape May County Park & Zoo's Photo-Video Policy, please email us at


Cape May County Park and Zoo
Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums
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