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Reciprocal Zoo List

Turtle Back Zoo (“TBZ”) participates in a reciprocal membership program with select AZA accredited zoos. The list below notes zoos participating in the national program, and does not guarantee admission to Turtle Back Zoo.

Any member of another zoo on the list below is encouraged to call the Zoological Society of New Jersey, which handles membership at Turtle Back Zoo, at 973-731-5800 (ext. 241), for confirmation of membership benefits. The Turtle Back Zoo is a 50% reciprocal Zoo. Members of reciprocal Zoos will receive admission at half price.

    • An “Individual” membership with a zoo on the list below grants only that individual member 50% off admission to TBZ.
    • An “Individual plus One” membership with a zoo on the list below grants only those two individual members 50% off admission to TBZ.
  • A “Family” or higher level of membership with a zoo on the list below grants the two named adult members and two children 50% off admission to TBZ.

**Please note: Turtle Back Zoo does not have reciprocity with Bergen County Zoo.**

The following AZA accredited zoos offer free or discounted admission to members of the Zoological Society of NJ. Please call each individual institution prior to your visit to learn more about any restrictions that may apply.

You must have your current membership card and photo ID with you to enter the following reciprocal zoos:

State / RegionZoo
ALABAMA:Birmingham Zoo
ALASKA:Alaska SeaLife Center
ARIZONA:Phoenix Zoo

Sea Life Arizona Aquarium

Reid Park Zoo
ARKANSAS:Little Rock Zoo
CALIFORNIA:Charles Paddock Zoo

Sequoia Park Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo

Oakland Zoo

The Living Desert

Sacramento Zoo

Aquarium of the Bay

San Francisco Zoo

Happy Hollow Zoo


Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Santa Barbara Zoo
CONNECTICUT:Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
DELAWARE:Brandywine Zoo
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:Smithsonian National Zoological Park
FLORIDA:Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Brevard Zoo

Zoo Miami

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Mote Marine Aquarium

Saint Augustine Alligator Farm

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

The Florida Aquarium

Palm Beach Zoo
GEORGIA:Zoo Atlanta
IDAHO:Zoo Boise

Idaho Falls at Tautphaus Park Zoo
ILLINOIS:Miller Park Zoo

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Lincoln Park Zoo

Scovill Zoo

Peoria Zoo

Cosley Zoo
INDIANA:Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Potawatomi Zoo
IOWA:Blank Park Zoo

Nat’l Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
KANSAS:David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

Lee Richardson Zoo

Hutchinson Zoo

Sunset Zoo

Rolling Hills Zoo

Topeka Zoological Park

Sedgwick County Zoo
KENTUCKY:Louisville Zoological Garden
LOUISIANA:Alexandria Zoo
MARYLAND:The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Franklin Park Zoo (Zoo New England)

Museum of Science

Buttonwood Park Zoo

Stone Zoo (Zoo New England)
MICHIGAN:SEA Life Michigan Aquarium

Binder Park Zoo

Detroit Zoological Society

John Ball Zoological Garden

Potter Park Zoological Gardens

Saginaw Children's Zoo
MINNESOTA:Minnesota Zoo

Lake Superior Zoo

Como Park Zoo
MISSOURI:Endangered Wolf Center

Kansas City Zoo

Sea Life Aquarium

Saint Louis Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo
MONTANA:Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Zoo Montana
NEBRASKA:Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Riverside Discovery Center
NEW HAMPSHIRE:Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
NEW JERSEY:Cape May County Park and Zoo
NEW MEXICO:Albuquerque BioPark (ABQ BioPark)

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
NEW YORK:Buffalo Zoo

Trevor Zoo

Aquarium of Niagara

Seneca Park Zoo

Staten Island Zoo

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

Utica Zoo
NORTH CAROLINA:North Carolina Zoological Park

Western North Carolina Nature Center

Museum of Life and Science

Greensboro Science Center

No. Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

No. Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

No. Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island

Red River Zoo

Roosevelt Park Zoo

Chahinkapa Zoo
OHIO:Akron Zoological Park

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Wilds

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

African Safari Wildlife Park

The Toledo Zoo
OKLAHOMA:Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

Tulsa Zoo
OREGON:Oregon Zoo

Wildlife Safari
PENNSYLVANIA:Erie Zoological Society

ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife Park

Elmwood Park Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

National Aviary

Lehigh Valley Zoo
RHODE ISLAND:Roger Williams Park Zoo
SOUTH CAROLINA:Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Greenville Zoo
SOUTH DAKOTA:Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum

Bramble Park Zoo
TENNESSEE:Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park

Zoo Knoxville

The Memphis Zoo

Nashville Zoo, Inc.
TEXAS:Abilene Zoological Gardens

Gladys Porter Zoo

Texas State Aquarium

Dallas Zoo

El Paso Zoo

Houston Zoo

Ellen Trout Zoo

San Antonio Zoo

Caldwell Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo
UTAH:Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Tracy Aviary
VIRGINIA:Virginia Zoo

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
WASHINGTON:Woodland Park Zoo

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
WEST VIRGINIA:Oglebay’s Good Zoo
WISCONSIN:International Crane Foundation


Henry Vilas Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens

Racine Zoological Gardens
CANADA:Assiniboine Park Zoo

Calgary Zoo

Granby Zoo

Toronto Zoo
MEXICO:Parque Zoologico de Leon

(Please note that the list of zoos with which we have reciprocity is subject to change at any time.)