Essex County News

Turtle Back Zoo-vies Kick Off Tonight with Disney Nature's "African Cats"


WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" begins on Wednesday, July 5 with Disney Nature's "African Cats."

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the zoo being at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday evenings during July and August, Zoo-vies, featuring animal-related movies, will be shown on the top floor of the Turtle Back Zoo Parking Deck.

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Families coming to Zoo-vies should bring their own chair or blanket on which to sit. Films will begin at dusk. Admission to the movies is free, and movies will be cancelled in the event of rain. The schedule for Zoo-vies is as follows:

Wednesday, July 5               Disneynature African Cats

Wednesday, July 12             Tarzan

Wednesday, July 19             The Adventures of Milo and Otis

Wednesday, July 26             The Secret Life of Pets

Wednesday, August 2          Ferngully: The Last Rain Forest

Wednesday, August 9          How to Train Your Dragon

Wednesday, August 16        Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom

Wednesday, August 23        Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Wednesday, August 30        Moana

Turtle Back Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission is $12 for children and senior citizens, $15 for adults and free for children under 2 years. For additional information, please call 973-731-5800 or

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