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Cohanzick Zoo

45 Mayor Aitken Drive

About Us:

In 1934, the City found itself in possession of a small herd of deer which the citizens thought should be exhibited.  With this, the Cohanzick Zoo began.

The zoo was named for the band of Lenape Indians who resided in Bridgeton alongside the river - as a result, they became known as the Cohanzick Indians.  Today, the Cohansey River peacefully flows through the park adding a unique natural setting.  It is a great place to visit all year 'round. The Cohanzick Zoo is New Jersey's first zoo, and a division of the Department of Recreation and Public Affairs.

Cohanzick Zoological Society (CZS) Membership: For just pennies a day you can help the Cohanzick Zoo acquire new animals, improve and renovate exhibits, and maintain the Zoo's beautifully landscaped grounds and facilities. As a member of the CZS you are eligible for: Free or Discounted admission to a wide variety of zoo's and aquariums across the country, 10% discount at our souvenir stand, reduced admission to Zoo Camp, and invitations to "Member's Only" events at the zoo, and much more!


Stephanie Cherico

Thursday, July 26, 2018
It was free to get in the Zoo. It wasn't a big Zoo but it was a fun experience and is great to bring younger kids too. They also have a water sprinkler park which I believe is only $2 to get in for the day and that as well is for the younger children. There is also a kayak and canoe part where you can rent by the hour for only $10 that the older children and adults can enjoy.

Kristin McClure

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Wow. Wow. This was a small but growing zoo. There was so many different kinds of animals and EVEN 2 TIGERS!! Very clean and all the workers were very nice and they made the trip well worth going back again and again. In the same parking lot was splash pad! That was awesome for my 2 year old son! ** just make sure your kids have water shoes that have a back or strap on them. ( my son just wore his sneakers lol ) AND THE ZOO WAS FREE!! splash pad was $3 a person.

Eryn F

Monday, July 23, 2018
SO IMPRESSED! Animals were beautiful and seemed very healthy and well cared for. The tigers and cougars were incredible. Truly a hidden gem in south jersey - and free admission!

Zbigniew Kornecki

Thursday, July 12, 2018
What a lovely little gem of a County Park pay-what-you-want, walkthrough see the animal. It's not big so it is perfect for young children and young at heart adults. The free kids water park next door is a big bonus.


Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
It is an awesome and quiet place. No Admission Fee. Clean environment and nice staff. Worth taking your family and friends there.

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