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Popcorn Park Zoo

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Address: 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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Popcorn park zoo has been a staple for anyone who lives in NJ and it is always a great family oriented place to visit regardless of season. The kids love it and the animals are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Forked River, New Jersey
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Forked River, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popcorn park zoo has been a staple for anyone who lives in NJ and it is always a great family oriented place to visit regardless of season. The kids love it and the animals are well cared for. They also have great animals for adoption and this should be your first place to visit if considering adoption.

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can totally understand how this place could have mixed reviews. I think this place is a cute little zoo that has an awesome strategy and frankly shouldn't be missed. Upon arrival with my boyfriend, we discovered the zoo is connected to a shelter that houses cats and dogs, inside the shelter you purchase your zoo ticket and are offered... More 

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1 Thank raachmyers
Bremerton, Washington
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My Oma has worked here since I was a kid and it's a wonderful place. On top of the zoo structure they also have the kennel where you can adopt fur babies.

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Thank jschott6
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My son is an animal lover and someone told me about the Popcorn Zoo. We loved it! Walked around reading all the stories about how they came to the zoo. Some stories were so sad, but you could see they were happy now. What a wonderful haven for for them. Sat on the benches and watched them do their thing,... More 

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Thank Rosann G
Edison, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My toddler had good time at the zoo- You can buy popcorn to feed some animals (sheep/goats/pigs/birds) and some other animals popcorn- peacocks were walking everywhere-well kept..will def go back.

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1 Thank KirDa
New York
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have mixed feelings about zoos, but I wanted to take my grandchildren here because it is a rescue facility. The animals seem well cared for, and the kids loved walking around and feeding popcorn to the animals. The only negative - the porta potties were very dirty.

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Thank CatherineSNewYork
Forked River, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love the fact that the Popcorn Zoo stepped in to rescue animals that had absolutely nowhere to go but here. This was the end of the road for many animals and Im ever so grateful that you rescuedthem and took care of them. However, every time I come hete to visit it breaks myheart to see lions and tigers... More 

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6 Thank laura_culinaryfood
Toms River, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice zoo, great rescue facility. They take good care of the animals they receive. Please donate if you can.

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Ocean, New Jersey
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79 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This zoo was set up to help animals that are no longer wanted by either people, or circuses or were just in a bad situation and needed rescuing. There is a very large variety of animals there and it is nice to know, that they will live out their days treated kindly and compassionately.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My family and I really enjoyed this place. It's not huge like a City Zoo but it was pretty nice. We went through it in about 2 hours but we did take our time to watch and socialize with the animals. It is very inexpensive at $5 per adult. Kids 12-4 are $4, 3 under are free. You can buy... More 

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