The Popcorn Park Zoo is 7 spacious acres in the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. It was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned, abused, injured, or had been exploited by illegal ownership, which could no longer survive in a natural habitat. Over 200 of these animals and birds now call Popcorn Park their warm and loving home.
You will enjoy the hospitality of geese, tigers, mountain lions, camels, monkeys and so many more animals, all of them very happy to share their time with you! Here you will not only see exotic wild animals from far away lands, but you can also visit friendly farm animals which are so familiar to younger children, such as horses, sheep, goats, even deer who will eat popcorn right out of your hand!
Each animal here has its own unique story of being rescued from and now they are here in this happy, quiet place, waiting to charm you with their individual character, love and gratitude.
With Humane Education being a driving factor behind the zoo, even the youngest of children will develop empathy and understanding by learning that kindness to animals, and awareness of their needs, is a valuable gift we must share.
There are so many exciting ways in which you can become a part of the Popcorn Park Zoo family! There are 7 membership packages to choose from, each with their own benefits for both your family and the animals. Or, if you prefer, you may join the Wildlife Club and sponsor a particular animal, receive updates on its health and well-being, and know that your contribution has made a magnificent impact on this animal's life.
Keep updated on the zoo's events and programs and visit as often as you can! There is always something happening at the zoo, even if it's nothing more than just an ordinary, peaceful, restful and quiet day for the animals.
The zoo is open 7 days a week, 11am - 5pm, and on Holidays from 11am -2pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children under 12, children under 3 are free! You may arrange a school or group tour at $2.50 per person. Cold drinks, ice cream, popcorn and peanuts are available. Please note that feeding of animals in the Zoo is not allowed due to the animals requiring specialized diets; however, air-popped popcorn may be purchased to feed free roaming birds and some of the farm animals.