Bridgeton zoo

This small zoo, nestled among the woods and waterways of Bridgeton City Park, is one of the last free zoos in the nation. More than 60 years old, the Cohanzik Zoo displays more than 100 animals in modern, naturalistic exhibits. The zoo can be found in Bridgeton City Park just minutes off Route 55. It’s a leisurely 40-45 minute drive south from the Philadelphia metropolitan area and 45-50 minutes northwest from the Atlantic City area. Currently, there are no food concessions available in the zoo, but they do have a nice picnic grove overlooking the scenic raceway that runs through the park. The Zoo is free, but would not exist if not for the generosity of visitors and the work of their non-profit funding arm, the Cohanzick Zoological Society. Every single penny donated to the Cohanzick Zoological Society purchases medications, veterinary care & equipment, specialty feeds, and enrichment items for the animals and provides funding for renovations and new habitats. 45 Mayor Aitken Dr, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. 856-453-1658.