Animal Encounters & Guided Tours

NEW Private Guided Zoo Tour


Join us on our new Private Guided Zoo Tour! This tour begins prior to our Zoo opening giving our participants exclusive access to the zoo before hours! During this 80-minute tour you will be guided through the zoo by one of our knowledgeable zoo educators while introducing you to the various species that call the Cape May County Zoo Home. This one-of-a-kind tour is limited to 8 people. Summer is almost over so book your tour today! 

Private Guided Tours are $50 per person. Minimum charge of $200.

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Due to COVID-19, all Animal Encounters are canceled until further notice.
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Giraffe Encounter 
Giraffe encounters occur daily at 2:00 pm, but are weather dependent.  During this approximately 20-minute encounter will have the opportunity to stand on ground level with the giraffes and our Zoo Educators. We will offer 'browse' to the giraffes and our Educators will teach you all about the resident 'tower' of giraffes that call the Cape May County Zoo home!  

Pricing and Reservations
  • This encounter is $35 per person and can be booked for up to 10 people total.
  • Children must be at least 5 years old. No exceptions.
  • All children ages 5-18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Gift certificates available!



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Otter Encounter
Otter encounters are offered on Saturday's at 10:30 AM. During this 
 approximately 30-minute encounter you will go behind the scenes and visit the Otter's den where you will learn from their keepers first hand.  Let us know your favorite colors and we will have the Otters create a painting for you to take home to remember your experience.  This one of a kind experience also gives you the opportunity to toss a few fish to the Otters and learn all about their training. 
* Please note there is no petting or contact with the otters on this encounter. *

Pricing and Reservations
  • This encounter is $140 for 1-4 people.
  • Children must be at least 5 years old. No exceptions.
  • All children ages 5-18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Gift certificates available!

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Camel Encounter 
Camel encounters are offered daily at 2:00 PM. During this approximately 30-minute encounter you will go behind the scenes with our Zoo Educators and learn about the amazing adaptions camels have to survive. You will have the opportunity to get up-close with both our Bactrian and Dromedary camels and offer them "browse".

Pricing and Reservations
  • This encounter is $140 for 1-4 people.
  • Children must be at least 5 years old. No exceptions.
  • All children ages 5-18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Gift certificates available!

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Reptile Encounter
Reptile encounters are offered daily at 11:00 AM, but are weather dependent. During this approximately 30-minute encounter you will get to go behind the scenes with our Zoo Educators and meet our some of our cold-blooded residents. You will have the opportunity to explore our reptile building and offer some tasty treats to our some of our oldest residents as well as "Ike" the American Alligator! 

Pricing and Reservations
  • This encounter is $140 for 1-4 people.
  • Children must be at least 5 years old. No exceptions.
  • All children ages 5-18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.





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School & Large Groups

Enhance your school field trip or group visit with an private guided zoo tour. If you are coming to visit the zoo with a group  this is the best way to experience our zoo and all it has to offer. During your tour one of our experienced zoo educators will take you around and teach your group  about the animals in our care as well as their wild counterparts. With advanced notice we can fine tune your tour to coincide your classes learning goals.

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten (60-Minute Tour)

  • 1 Tour Guide: $150, max. 25 people total
  • 2 Tour Guides: $300, max. 50 people total
  • 3 Tour Guides: $450, max. 75 people total
If you have more than 75 people please call the education department at 609-465-6832. Prices may vary.

1st through 5th Grades (90-Minute Tour)

  • 1 Tour Guide: $200, max. 25 people total
  • 2 Tour Guides: $400, max. 50 people total
  • 3 Tour Guides: $600, max. 75 people total
If you have more than 75 people please call the education department at 609-465-6832. Prices may vary

6th through 12th Grades & Adult (90-Minute Tour)


  • 1 Tour Guide: $250, max. 25 people total
  • 2 Tour Guides: $500, max. 50 people total
  • 3 Tour Guides: $750, max. 75 people total
If you have more than 75 people please call the education department at 609-465-6832.Prices may vary