You don’t need a fur coat to enjoy a winter getaway to the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange!
The residents of Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange New Jersey don’t leave town during the winter months! And with reduced admission rates and still a full day of operating hours, anyone looking for winter attractions in West Orange New Jersey should consider taking a walk on the wild side at Turtle Back Zoo! If you’re planning your vacation in New Jersey during the beginning of the New Year, The Wilshire Grand Hotel, one of the top hotels in West Orange, has three can’t-miss suggestions for your day at the Zoo:
Take a Behind the Scenes Tour!
Each month offers a different backstage look at a specific resident of the zoo. And for the Saturdays and Sundays in January 2019, you have the chance to get a meet and greet with the tallest – the giraffes! Each 30-45 minute tour also includes admission to the Zoo, but are only limited to 10 people. Be sure to book ahead!
Sea Turtle Recovery
The Zoo has partnered with this non-profit effort to help care for sick and injured sea turtles. Once the turtles in their care – that you can learn about and help during your visit – have regained their health, they will be released back into the sea!
Hike “Wild New Jersey”
Hike this rustic trail and view native New Jersey animals in their natural habitat. From bobcats to the newer addition of the Barred owls, you will get an appreciation for all of the amazing wildlife in our own Garden State!
Unlike the warmer months when all of their wild residents are outdoors, most of the exhibits have moved indoors. Still, after a day out exploring any winter events in West Orange New Jersey, warm up in luxurious comfort by booking a room with us at the nearby Wilshire Grand Hotel.