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Drive-Thru Zoo’s On The East Coast

Drive-Thru Zoo's On The East Coast
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Drive-Thru Zoo’s On The East Coast

Take the whole family out on an animal-filled experience with our beautiful drive-thru zoos. Enjoy a wide selection of everyone’s favorite critters. An amazing weekend getaway for the kiddos! For those with a longer trip down, the weather and the gorgeous Jersey greenery make for a relaxing scenic drive. You can even make it a weekend getaway! 

Please make sure to call and confirm each zoo before visiting as availability can change daily. 

Six Flags Safari

1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson Township, NJ 08527

Drive-Thru Zoo's On The East Coast Six Flag Safari

Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure now open from the comfort of your own car! HOT TIP: Plan your visit on a weekday for the best reservation availability. You will have to make an online reservation before your visit of course. Six Flags Safari boasts 1,200 animals from all parts of the world. The drive itself takes you very close to the animals while being entertained and informed by guides the whole way through. Camp Aventura is the main stop on this excursion. It offers opportunities for different activities like ziplining and seeing exotic animals up close. This kind of trip is bound to be a great bonding experience for the whole family, regardless of age.

Brookhollow’s Barnyard – Opens May 1st 2023

301 Rockaway Valley Rd, Boonton, NJ

Drive-Thru Zoo's On The East Coast

Opens May 1st 2023

This drive-through farm is about 50 minutes away from downtown Jersey City. They have small animals like ducks and bunnies to large farm animals such as goats. They have a walkthrough and drive-through experience every day. Walkthrough tickets are $5 per person age 2 and older. EVERYONE (age 2 and older) MUST HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL TICKET TO COME IN. Tickets are nonrefundable nor exchangeable so plan accordingly. In the event of rain, they will remain open for ticket holders. Read more on their website. 

Space Farms Zoo Museum

218 County Road 519 Sussex, NJ, 07461

Drive-Thru Zoo's On The East Coast

Space Farms Zoo in Sussex, NJ is home to over 500 live wild animals. Explore the most popular zoo animals. Space Farms Zoo is home to many big cats: African lions, black leopards, South American jaguar, cougars, lynx, bobcats, and Bengal tigers. Space Farms has the largest private collection of North American animals in their natural surroundings, in the United States. Additionally, you have to reserve in advance on their website. The tickets are $25.

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

760 Tobias Rd, Halifax, PA, 17032

April Dates: 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th 
May – August Open all month. Check website for times.

At Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, there are plenty of options for family fun. It is around 3 hours away so you can make it into a fun weekend getaway! Their self-sustaining family-owned park is committed to introducing you and your family to a wide variety of exotic and familiar animals that you can observe, touch, and even feed during your visit. Additionally, enjoy a safari across 150 beautiful acres of rolling hills, pasture, and woodlands, where you’ll see rare and exotic animals from around the world. The price for the drive-thru will be $7/person ages 3 and up. You may do the drive-thru without purchasing admissions to the park.

Action Wildlife

337 Torrington Rd, Goshen, CT, 06756

Action Wildlife Foundation’s admission price will be $5.00 a person. (Cash Only). Action Wildlife is about 2 hours say from Jersey City. Your safari section is 18 acres of open land where different animals roam. It was created so that the animals in this area would have a nice open space to act as natural as you would see them in the wild. As you drive around the outside of the fenced-off area keep your eyes open for our herds of Fallow Deer, Japanese Sika Deer and White Tail Deer. They like to hide among the tall grasses, in between the rocks and trees and near the fences. Sometimes all you can see are ears flicking or antlers sticking out of the grass. Keep a lookout for the Emu in this area as well. They love to play and chase each other.

Southwick’s Zoofari Drive-Thru Tours

2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA, 01756

Drive-Thru Zoo's On The East Coast

Guests can now enjoy a guided tour of our 200-acre zoo from the comfort and safety of their car at Southwick’s Zoofari! These 45-minute tours take place after their normal hours of operation, so they provide an amazing opportunity to observe species that are more active around dusk. In addition, an audio tour is also available to download or stream. Information is subject to change.

After enjoying a fun drive-thru zoo experience, disconnect from the world and get rid of your stresses on a camping trip with the family. Enjoy countless activities in nature such as biking, hiking, or swimming in a nearby lake.

Updated: April 13th 2023

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