Make A Difference Today
MAKE A DONATION
The Zoological Society of New Jersey supports the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. We appreciate your generosity in strengthening our shared commitment to conservation, education, and inspiration.
Consider your donation as a way to help grow and develop the Zoo by providing funding for new habitat design and construction, general zoo improvements, and conservation programs.
ADOPT AN ANIMAL
From the 1000-pound bull bison to the tiniest baby turtle, all of the animals at Turtle Back Zoo are supported by our Guardian of Wildlife Adopt-an-Animal Program. Make a difference by symbolically adopting one of the Zoo’s many available species.
When you become a Guardian of Wildlife, your tax-deductible gift will strengthen our mission to conserve, educate, and inspire. Proceeds support animal welfare and enrichment activities within the Zoo.
JOIN THE OWL SOCIETY
The purpose of the Owl Society is to recognize those individuals and families who have remembered Turtle Back Zoo and the Zoological Society of New Jersey in their estate plans through a documented planned gift. More so, the Owl Society serves to enable members and friends to promote the conservation and education values of the Zoo for generations to come.
MERCH MADE WITH LOVE
Support the Zoological Society of New Jersey and the animals at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo by making a purchase through our online merchandise store.
Animal Abstracts are created with nontoxic paint by our very own animals at the Turtle Back Zoo! From paw prints to broad brush strokes to custom impressions, each artists’ creation is one of a kind. These unique pieces are an overlay of the original animal art created by the featured animal. Brianna DeRose and Conrad Johnson, staff members of the Zoological Society of New Jersey, are the designers behind these custom masterpieces.
More Ways to give
Tools (any kind)
Ball pit balls
Hard plastic kiddie pools
Paper party streamers
Apples (freeze dried)
Herbs, spices, & extracts
Jam (sugar free)
Popcorn (no butter, no salt)
Ice cube trays
Paper bags (all sizes)
Radios (any kind, including a CD player)
Gift cards (any denomination)
(Gifts cards may be given directly to the manager on-duty in the Berson Education Center.)