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Posted on: September 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Upcoming Fall Events at the Cape May County Park & Zoo

Your favorite Zoo has four special events coming up that you are not going to want to miss.

Join us on October 23rd for our brand-new event “Jump In Challenge” to see if you can jump as far as a Kangaroo. Register the morning of the 23rd inside the Zoo from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. Age group specific “Jumps” will begin at 11:00 am with 1 practice jump and 2 measured, just like the track and field event “long jump.” Competitor Jumpers are invited to attend from Age 3 – 100. Winners from each age group will receive a special award ribbon and a prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and photos of our champions will be posted on our website and social media.

Halloween brings the best family event in Cape May County, Boo at the Zoo, October 29th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Commissioners, this event is free and open to the public.  Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event, which includes activities for the kids, craft station, games, candy, entertainment, animals, inflatable obstacle course, and more.

A Costume Contest will start at 11:00 am, registration begins at 10:00 am. An awards presentation will follow the Halloween costume contest.  The Cape May Dancers will perform around noon, with a live animal show following. Master DJ & Sound will be rocking the event with some special Halloween tunes.

Look out Saturday, November 12th,  when the Pirates and Princesses take over the Zoo from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors of all ages are invited to wear their best dress up apparel to this exciting event, which includes activities for the kids, craft station, games, entertainment, inflatable pirate ship and of course Animals! Coronation ceremonies and Disney Trivia will be held by your favorite princesses along with Kaptain Kristian, the cleverest pirate, and his crew, to entertain young and old.

To cap off the season, Santa’s Tree Lighting Celebration is planned for Saturday, November 26th, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.  Join the Holiday festivities with Santa’s village shopping, live music and carolers, ice sculpture carving, and lots of family friendly, free entertainment.

The Cape May County Park & Zoo is open every day except Christmas from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm with its Fall hours beginning Friday, November 4th, closing at 3:30 pm.    Find more information about all our events at

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