Space Farms Zoo and Museum is a combination of a zoo for animals and a historical museum located at 218 Route 519, in the Beemerville section of Wantage Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, in the United States. It is currently owned by New Jersey Assemblyman Parker Space.Use our Sussex road trip planning tool to visit Space Farms Zoo & Museum on your trip to Sussex, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Founded in 1927, the zoo is home to a wide selection of mammals and reptiles of the North America region and all over the world, including some endangered species. At one time, Space Farms was host to the largest bear in captivity in the world, a Kodiak bear named Goliath, now part of a diverse taxidermy exhibit in the main hall of the museum as of his death in 1991. His abnormally large skull is upstairs, where it can be compared to skulls of other animals.
The Space Farms museum houses an extensive variety of antique vehicles and items used during the early history of the United States, such as horse-drawn carriages and early motorcycles. The vehicles are largely unrestored, being in much the same condition as when they were acquired. There are also colonial period tools and weapons on display.
Children can feed young animals by hand and there is a large food and drink area for picnics. There is also a gift shop and playground area.
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I am 67 years old and took my daughter now age 27 up there last year for the first time . What a Great place , where have we been all these years . We are animal people and realize these beautiful...
I am 67 years old and took my daughter now age 27 up there last year for the first time . What a Great place , where have we been all these years . We are animal people and realize these beautiful... more »
So many animals and more!
Family owned and operated for years! Been going here since I was a baby and I absolutely love it! Everyone is always so kind and friendly! They truly make you feel like family when you go! Love seeing the animals and all the different things from past and present in the museum! If you love animals and seeing them well taken care of and loved this is the place for you!!!
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