Pokémon Go (and Giraffes, too!) at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ

Turtle Back Zoo

There’s lots of fun in the air at Turtle Back Zoo which recently launched a fabulous African animals exhibit. But that’s not why I recently made my way to West Orange, NJ, on a steamy summer Wednesday evening. No, it was so my son and his friend could “catch em all” as they scoped Pokéstops amidst the animals.

pokemon go

Here’s how the night unfolded:

Me: Look, there are giraffes!

Two 12-year-old boys: Cool! Look, there’s a PokéGym!


I kid (a bit). It was hard not to be amazed as we watched the gentle giraffes eating romaine lettuce out of a zoo employee’s hands. But the boys also equally enjoyed their time roaming the hilly park-like zoo looking for virtual creatures. And in many ways that’s the pleasure of the new and improved Turtle Back Zoo; there’s something for everyone to enjoy here.

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2-For-1 NYC #BroadwayWeek Tickets On Sale August 18

NYC Broadway Week

We love Broadway and we love a deal, so we’re happy to share another great opportunity to score discounted Broadway tickets.

NYC Broadway Week tickets go on sale this Thursday, August 18 at 10:30 am! Purchase your 2-for-1 tickets and then between September 5-18, you can enjoy some of the best shows in town — minus Hamilton, but c’mon, you knew that…

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