There is always something exciting being planned at the Bergen County Zoo!
We have it all, something fun for everyone! 

This page lists all the most recent events coming up in the next few weeks. We display a calendar of national days that we celebrate, like National Bison Day, National Tapir Day. We also have the recently past events at the bottom of the page, maybe you'll be able to attend next year!

If you are looking to have an exciting birthday party like no other, then consider having a  wild one of a kind birthday at the Bergen County Zoo!

Are you a Scout leader or have children in the scout program? At the Bergen County zoo we offer Scout classes that may earn badges! Check out the details

Outside the Zoo, in Van San Park, is a great time spend with family and friends. If you want to have a gathering of 10 or more people you will need a permit with the county. Apply for a permit today!


Casino Night

Casino Night is something new, this year it is on March 27, 2020. This is a great fundraiser for our Red Wolf exhibit that the zoo will be building soon. Enjoy a night of gambling with play money and then at the end of the night, exchange them for raffle tickets and get a great prize!!! This event is for adults.

Member's Night 

Members night is an exclusive event for our current members only. It usually is in the beginning of June. It consists of a fun Friday night for our zoo members where we have music, desserts and treats, behind-the-scene tours with our keepers, and a free train rides for our members. Make sure your account is current and you sign up to attend!

Zoo Boo

Zoo boo is a weekend of ghostly trick-or-treating taking place usually the weekend before Halloween. It is our most popular and is always a great time. Make sure to get your tickets as soon as possible, since this event always sells out. Tickets go on sale for the public in the beginning of October. The zoo will be completely decorated and the patrons will enjoy a time of spooky story telling, a main attraction, and trick or treating. There is also a train ride, Erie Express, and it full of halloween scenes. There is a separate admission for the train. 


The Friends of the Zoo are scheduled to meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Education Center.

If you plan to attend a meeting, please email the Friends ( to let them know you plan to attend - from time to time, the meetings are held via conference call or held during the day based on the volunteers' availability.
Thank you!