At Space Farms Zoo & Museum, located at 218 County Road in Sussex, New Jersey, you don’t have to choose between going to the zoo or a museum. This 100-acre area includes both a nine-building museum as well as a 500 animal zoo. Kids can learn about animals and their natural habitats while also brushing up on their American history.
Time for a visit to Space Farms Zoo & Museum:
The root of a family tradition makes Space Farms Zoo & Museum a special experience for all families.
Space Farms Zoo & Museum has a unique story to match its one of a kind atmosphere. Started by Ralph and Elizabeth Space in 1927 as a place to conserve animals and wildlife, Space Farms Zoo & Museum has turned into NJ’s largest combined zoo and museum. Today third and fourth generations of the Space family oversee the work and ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone.
Space Farms Zoo is home to over 100 species of both local and rare animals.
At the Space Farms Zoo, you’ll find over 100 species of local, native animals and rare creatures(think lions, tigers, jaguars) from around the world. Ever wanted to see a bear cub up close? Or feed a llama? Now’s your chance. The Zoo is the largest private collection of North American animals in their natural surroundings in the United States, and it holds the record for having the largest bear in the world.
Space Farms Museum is home to over 50,000 artifacts.
Space Farms Museum is filled with tons of American history and features special items like antique cars, bicycles, and horse-drawn carriages. You’ll find antique dolls, arrowheads, and other Native American items as well. Your littles will love the miniature circus. Bonus: you can grab a bite to eat from Extreme Pizza when the day is done. Animals, artifacts, and pizza?! Thanks mom!
Adults tickets cost $19. Kids age 3-12 cost $15.50, and kids under 3 are free.
Space Farms Zoo & Museum is closed for the winter but opens again in the spring. Check here for details. Make sure to pick a weekend and mark your calendars to take your kids to this wonderful and interactive zoo and museum or check out another spot with the NJMOM Guide to Zoos in New Jersey and the NJMOM Guide to Museums in New Jersey.
Space Farms Zoo & Museum
218 County Road 519
Sussex, NJ 07461
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