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

Pets are not allowed on Park & Zoo grounds, only service animals.  Please view our service animal guidelines here.
Dogs are allowed at our other Parks; Park East, Park South and Park North following these rules. 

How do we get there?

View directions 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 buses. Reserve a bus permit here.

What are your hours for admission?

Summer Zoo Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (March 10, 2023 - November 2, 2023)
Fall/Winter Zoo Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (November 3, 2023 - March 7, 2024)

Are you open today?

The Zoo is open EVERY DAY but Christmas!  Some holidays may have early closings (2:30 pm in the Winter).  Please view our home page announcements for any weather related or special event closings.

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 they fill quickly. Click here for Pavilion Rentals.

Can I go on a private tour of the Zoo?

Yes, it’s easy to set up, and is very reasonable.  Click here to reserve a Tours.

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. 609-465-0971

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 policy, but we can help you reschedule within the same calendar year.

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 Traveler’s checks for everything here. Including donations.To donate online with a credit card, click here.

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 non-alcoholic 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 and the concessions food options please call the cafe' at 609-465-0971.

Can we smoke in the zoo?

The Cape May County Zoo is smoke and tobacco free.  Vaping is also not allowed.

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

Personal cameras and camera phone photos are allowed. For more information regarding The Cape May County Park & Zoo's Professional Photo-Video Policy, please email us at info@cmczoo.com.