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The Best Zoos Near Your Madox Apartment

August 16, 2017

Now that summer is in full swing, there’s no better place to be than the outdoors. Wild animals seem to think so, too – which is why summer is the best time of the year to see some exotic animals and explore the area’s best zoos.

Near your Madox apartment there are tons of zoos, making a perfect day trip for the whole family. Read on to discover where some of the best zoos near Jersey City – and creatures from all over the world – can be found!

The Liberty Science Center Mini Zoo, located at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City which is about two miles from your Madox apartment, is a great mini-zoo that is home to animals such as naked mole rats, bearded dragons, tamarin monkeys, blowfish and leaf-cutter ants.

While you’re there, make sure you check out the other rotating exhibits at the Liberty Science Center, including Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibit, Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems, Block Party and many more.

Turtleback Zoo, located at 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange which is about 15 miles from your Madox apartment, has tons of animals including alligators, wolves, prairie dogs and much more. A zoo that is constantly growing, they have recently added a giraffe and a lion exhibit.

A carousel park and picnic rea also opened this year at Turtleback Zoo. Skilled artisans have crafted, sculpted and hand-painted each figure of the endangered species-themed carousel in exquisite detail, so make sure you check it out next time you’re at this zoo.


The Liberty Science Center Mini Zoo

222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City NJ 07305




Turtleback Zoo

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange NJ 07052