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Get Out and Get Wild! The Turtle Back Zoo Is Open For Explorers!

It's time to grab your safari gear and get exploring! The Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange is opening back up! Starting tomorrow June 18th guests will be able to visit the zoo with a prepaid reservation. Many of the attractions in the zoo will be open with social distancing guidelines and systems set up.

The zoo is asking that no one arrives 30 minutes sooner than their d reservation and anyone that shows up 30 minutes past their reservation time will not be allowed to enter the park. Face coverings will also be required for all guests.

Some attractions that will not be open until stage 3 will be the aviary, pony rides, carousel, butterfly tent. goat feed, giraffe feed, bear house, and play areas. The popular mini train ride will be open! If you're ready to get out and explore with your little ones you can make your reservation by clicking here.



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