NJ Scavenger Hunt

The Turtle Back Blitz:
A Zoo Scavenger Hunt

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Turtle Back Blitz: A Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Discover exotic animals and fascinating facts…

…on a whirlwind tour of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, in West Orange, New Jersey. A trail of clues will lead you to exhibits throughout the zoo so you can answer tricky, hilarious questions about the creatures and critters you discover.

Along the way, you might enjoy an invite to the giraffe house, say hi to hyenas, get glib with gibbons, pet sharks and rays, chill with African penguins, explore the world of reptiles, hop around with wallabies, and discover the lifelong friendship between a cheetah and golden retriever.

You’ll also be on a photo safari: your team must tackle Team Photo Challenges, getting creative and making memories as you show off your best animal impressions.

You don’t need to know anything about the zoo or its residents to win. You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes, as well as smartphones to play the game in our custom, browser-based app.

A special edition for kids

The Kids Edition of this zoo scavenger hunt is for kids ages 7 and up, for private groups. Kids and adults work together on the fun and funny challenges. It makes for a wild, wacky, and wonderful activity for birthday parties, school and camp field trips, family get-togethers, and more. After all, what kid doesn’t love the zoo?

Contact us to learn more about our Turtle Back Zoo scavenger hunts—and find more fun in New Jersey!

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