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 - the first zoo in New Jersey - began. The zoo was named for the band of Lenape Indians who resided in Bridgeton alongside the river.
Join the Cohanzick Zoological Society and 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 zoos and aquariums across the country, 10% discount at the souvenir stand, reduced admission to Zoo Camp, and invitations to "Member's Only" events at the zoo, and much more!
Education programs are available where you and your organization can have an up-close experience with a variety of the animals.
Animal Adoptions are available for a wide variety of the animals at the zoo. As an adoptive parent, you will receive a Certificate of Adoption complete with short biography and photo of your adopted animal. Adoptions are good for one year and provide you with a sense of pride and satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will help provide food, veterinary services, and enrichment toys for your special animal. Adoption donations start at $25.00 and make a great gift for any animal lover!
The zoo is open daily 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (winter), 9:00 AM to 5 PM (summer).