Space Farms Zoo & Museum

★★★☆☆
  • 218 County Road 519

    Sussex, NJ 07461

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  • 973-875-5800

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My husband and I recently took a trip to Space Farms and I was glad we went when we did. We thought about taking a trip there in the summer, but it was much too hot. This past weekend we took a trip up there and it was beautiful. Great weather, pretty colors and the animals were all very active. I was able to hand feed goats and deer. Even though I am 25 years old, I was able to feel like a kid. When my husband and I have kids I really look forward to taking them to Space Farms. It is an excellent day trip. We went early in the morning and it was pretty quiet. I felt like we had to whole zoo to ourselves. We both hate big crowds so it was perfect for us. I really think people are much too judgmental. They enclosures didn't seem too small. All the animals seemed happy. I'm not an expert on animal enclosures and neither are the others, so I do not understand why they are complaining so much. I love animals as much as the next person, and I felt the zoo was great. They also have pretty interesting museums too, but the museum with the big wagons scared me a bit. It was a little dark, but other than that they were fun.

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★★★★★

My husband and I recently took a trip to Space Farms and I was glad we went when we did. We thought about taking a trip there in the summer, but it was much too hot. This past weekend we took a trip up there and it was beautiful. Great weather, pretty colors and the animals were all very active. I was able to hand feed goats and deer. Even though I am 25 years old, I was able to feel like a kid. When my husband and I have kids I really look forward to taking them to Space Farms. It is an excellent day trip. We went early in the morning and it was pretty quiet. I felt like we had to whole zoo to ourselves. We both hate big crowds so it was perfect for us. I really think people are much too judgmental. They enclosures didn't seem too small. All the animals seemed happy. I'm not an expert on animal enclosures and neither are the others, so I do not understand why they are complaining so much. I love animals as much as the next person, and I felt the zoo was great. They also have pretty interesting museums too, but the museum with the big wagons scared me a bit. It was a little dark, but other than that they were fun.

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Recently I visited Space Farms with my daughter's daycare and I was very impressed. As a girl I visited with my family, and the zoo still had the old charm as it did when I was younger. Space Farms is a down to earth place where kids can be kids. When my older son visited the bronx zoo, I was so worried about getting lost, but at Space Farms it is just the right size. It's also set in the country, so it's pretty quiet and the drive isn't too bad from the city. I live locally and I am even thinking about getting a season pass because it is a great place to just spend a few hours. The animals are very well taken care of and it's great that my daughter who is 4 years old can really see the animals up close. She loves the ducks. We walked out of the main building and immediately ducks came up to us and wanted corn. The prices are good, and the employees are friendly. I had a few questions about the animals and the young girl at the desk was very helpful. I would recommend this zoo to families with younger children because they won't get bored or restless. This zoo is really for them.

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★★★★☆

Recently I visited Space Farms with my daughter's daycare and I was very impressed. As a girl I visited with my family, and the zoo still had the old charm as it did when I was younger. Space Farms is a down to earth place where kids can be kids. When my older son visited the bronx zoo, I was so worried about getting lost, but at Space Farms it is just the right size. It's also set in the country, so it's pretty quiet and the drive isn't too bad from the city. I live locally and I am even thinking about getting a season pass because it is a great place to just spend a few hours. The animals are very well taken care of and it's great that my daughter who is 4 years old can really see the animals up close. She loves the ducks. We walked out of the main building and immediately ducks came up to us and wanted corn. The prices are good, and the employees are friendly. I had a few questions about the animals and the young girl at the desk was very helpful. I would recommend this zoo to families with younger children because they won't get bored or restless. This zoo is really for them.

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I visited Space Farms with my 3 and 5 year old boys and my parents this past week. The ride up was beautiful, lots of winding scenic roads and farmland. Once we got to Space Farms the staff was very welcoming and helpful! While the boys enjoyed the zoo, my parents had a great time in the museum. They really have a surprisingly large collection of items from early American history, all tucked away in unassuming barns. If you??re a car/motorcycle lover, I??d definitely recommend taking a trip up! Great for younger kids because of the size. Large enough to spend a whole day there but small enough to walk the whole zoo without getting too cranky!

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★★★★★

I visited Space Farms with my 3 and 5 year old boys and my parents this past week. The ride up was beautiful, lots of winding scenic roads and farmland. Once we got to Space Farms the staff was very welcoming and helpful! While the boys enjoyed the zoo, my parents had a great time in the museum. They really have a surprisingly large collection of items from early American history, all tucked away in unassuming barns. If you??re a car/motorcycle lover, I??d definitely recommend taking a trip up! Great for younger kids because of the size. Large enough to spend a whole day there but small enough to walk the whole zoo without getting too cranky!

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Yesterday I went on a class trip with my son to Space Farms Zoo. I was deeply disturbed by the horrible conditions. It is a disgrace how these poor animals are housed. The cages and pens are much too small. The animals have nothing to do but pace. You can see that the animals are in mental and physical distress. Your treatment of these animals is cruel. The cages are dirty, the animals are dirty and it is obvious they are not well cared for. Space Farms should be ashamed of their exploit of these beautiful animals. I have contacted PETA, ASPCA and other animal rights organizations. Something needs to be done to help these animals. I was completely disgusted. With the money you charge improvements are a must! Space Farms is a horrible place!

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Yesterday I went on a class trip with my son to Space Farms Zoo. I was deeply disturbed by the horrible conditions. It is a disgrace how these poor animals are housed. The cages and pens are much too small. The animals have nothing to do but pace. You can see that the animals are in mental and physical distress. Your treatment of these animals is cruel. The cages are dirty, the animals are dirty and it is obvious they are not well cared for. Space Farms should be ashamed of their exploit of these beautiful animals. I have contacted PETA, ASPCA and other animal rights organizations. Something needs to be done to help these animals. I was completely disgusted. With the money you charge improvements are a must! Space Farms is a horrible place!

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My family took a trip up to Space Farms last week and had a blast! The zoo is situated in the beautiful mountains of Sussex County. My kids loved the zoo and got a chance to see all the animals close and without crowds. They loved feeding some of the smaller critters and having their questions answered by the keepers. My husband and son loved the car museum as well! It was very cool to see an authentic covered wagon tucked away in one of the barns. The native American tool collection was also great because my oldest is learning all about the Leni Lenape tribe in school (great timing!) Beautiful location, very affordable, and a great day for the family!

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★★★★★

My family took a trip up to Space Farms last week and had a blast! The zoo is situated in the beautiful mountains of Sussex County. My kids loved the zoo and got a chance to see all the animals close and without crowds. They loved feeding some of the smaller critters and having their questions answered by the keepers. My husband and son loved the car museum as well! It was very cool to see an authentic covered wagon tucked away in one of the barns. The native American tool collection was also great because my oldest is learning all about the Leni Lenape tribe in school (great timing!) Beautiful location, very affordable, and a great day for the family!

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From a selfish perspective, a day-trip to Space Farms was OK. Scenic short trip, low admission price, our little kids were free, they were able to get up close to and feed the animals, and see a fairly wide variety of creatures, all in an uncrowded, rural environment.

From a HUMANE perspective, however? Incredibly sad and disturbing. The habitats are far from natural: many are cramped, semi-clean, concrete slabs with a tree branch, artificial greenery, and scant or dirty water. The lion and bear exhibits in particular were heartbreaking.

The animals were either asleep, sitting sedately, or pacing madly. The one creature who looked like it was enjoying itself was a young African lion. My husband and I 'joked' that the poor thing just had to give it time, and it would soon be lying sadly in its pen, on the concrete floor, staring at its sole tree branch...

I'm not a rabid anti-zoo fanatic. I'm OK with larger operations like the Bronx Zoo, where at least a minimum effort is made at keeping the animals healthy and reasonably entertained, in an environment that bears some semblance to the animals' natural habitat.

Space Farms though, like many smaller 'mom & pop' zoos, is horrid when it comes to the treatment-- or at least housing-- of its animals, and there should be stronger regulations on such operations. The museum part, for what it's worth, was decent. A dusty, but robust collection of colonial to mid-1900 artifacts and exhibits.

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★☆☆☆☆

From a selfish perspective, a day-trip to Space Farms was OK. Scenic short trip, low admission price, our little kids were free, they were able to get up close to and feed the animals, and see a fairly wide variety of creatures, all in an uncrowded, rural environment.

From a HUMANE perspective, however? Incredibly sad and disturbing. The habitats are far from natural: many are cramped, semi-clean, concrete slabs with a tree branch, artificial greenery, and scant or dirty water. The lion and bear exhibits in particular were heartbreaking.

The animals were either asleep, sitting sedately, or pacing madly. The one creature who looked like it was enjoying itself was a young African lion. My husband and I 'joked' that the poor thing just had to give it time, and it would soon be lying sadly in its pen, on the concrete floor, staring at its sole tree branch...

I'm not a rabid anti-zoo fanatic. I'm OK with larger operations like the Bronx Zoo, where at least a minimum effort is made at keeping the animals healthy and reasonably entertained, in an environment that bears some semblance to the animals' natural habitat.

Space Farms though, like many smaller 'mom & pop' zoos, is horrid when it comes to the treatment-- or at least housing-- of its animals, and there should be stronger regulations on such operations. The museum part, for what it's worth, was decent. A dusty, but robust collection of colonial to mid-1900 artifacts and exhibits.

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Hello - I also went to Space Farms and was appalled at the horrible conditions. I contacted PETA and they suggested taking the following actions:

1. Write to the zoo??s owner explaining that the conditions are unacceptable and ask that the zoo put significant resources and funding into improving the living conditions for animals.

2. Write to the Sussex Chamber of Commerce. Tell them that you are appalled at the conditions at the zoo and that it reflects poorly on the community. Point out that the poor living conditions for animals make the zoo unworthy of promotion..

3. Contact Sussex County officials. Ask them to implement a local ordinance that would require captive wild and exotic animals to have larger enclosures and higher standards of care than the minimum requirements established by the AWA.. These letters are particularly important, because Parker Space, III, the grandson of the zoo??s original owner, is the mayor of Wantage Township, NJ.

If enough of us speak up, maybe we can do something to help these poor animals.

Kathryn

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Hello - I also went to Space Farms and was appalled at the horrible conditions. I contacted PETA and they suggested taking the following actions:

1. Write to the zoo??s owner explaining that the conditions are unacceptable and ask that the zoo put significant resources and funding into improving the living conditions for animals.

2. Write to the Sussex Chamber of Commerce. Tell them that you are appalled at the conditions at the zoo and that it reflects poorly on the community. Point out that the poor living conditions for animals make the zoo unworthy of promotion..

3. Contact Sussex County officials. Ask them to implement a local ordinance that would require captive wild and exotic animals to have larger enclosures and higher standards of care than the minimum requirements established by the AWA.. These letters are particularly important, because Parker Space, III, the grandson of the zoo??s original owner, is the mayor of Wantage Township, NJ.

If enough of us speak up, maybe we can do something to help these poor animals.

Kathryn

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I can't believe this place hasn't been shut down...someone seriously needs to rescue these animals. Every animal there with the exception of the ones that are stuffed in their "museum" are coverend in mange, starving, depressed and look like they are dying. I don't even really like animals and I had to leave because of how disgustingly inhumanely these animals are treated...please don't support this horrible dispicable place....obviously the money you spend here is going right into the owners pockets and not one cent is going to give these animals a decent life.

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I can't believe this place hasn't been shut down...someone seriously needs to rescue these animals. Every animal there with the exception of the ones that are stuffed in their "museum" are coverend in mange, starving, depressed and look like they are dying. I don't even really like animals and I had to leave because of how disgustingly inhumanely these animals are treated...please don't support this horrible dispicable place....obviously the money you spend here is going right into the owners pockets and not one cent is going to give these animals a decent life.

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The most horrible display of animals I have ever seen. Small, cramped concrete floor cages. Little or no shade for the animals. No visible water for them. Bears pacing back and forth which is a sign of distress. Just horrendous!

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The most horrible display of animals I have ever seen. Small, cramped concrete floor cages. Little or no shade for the animals. No visible water for them. Bears pacing back and forth which is a sign of distress. Just horrendous!

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I never heard of Space Farms, until I saw the commercial on a local cable channel. So, I decided to check it out. A newlywed, my husband and I found it very enjoyable. It is a farm, so expect that. There are gravel walkways, etc. The baby calf, deer and many other animals are VERY friendly and great to feed. Make sure you buy at least 3 bags of corn to feed them. They love it. The museums which there are a total of three - are a bit dusty but full of things you will never see in your lifetime. Definitely a go for a field trip, date, or with kids. The food was simple but good. Hershey's ice cream was really fresh, too!

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★★★★☆

I never heard of Space Farms, until I saw the commercial on a local cable channel. So, I decided to check it out. A newlywed, my husband and I found it very enjoyable. It is a farm, so expect that. There are gravel walkways, etc. The baby calf, deer and many other animals are VERY friendly and great to feed. Make sure you buy at least 3 bags of corn to feed them. They love it. The museums which there are a total of three - are a bit dusty but full of things you will never see in your lifetime. Definitely a go for a field trip, date, or with kids. The food was simple but good. Hershey's ice cream was really fresh, too!

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it's really run down and the animals are not taken care of properly at all. It's very sad. It was once a nice place to take your kids, now it's just a shadow of what it used to be.
The food is terrible and the museum is a joke.
I may sound bitter but I am being honest, go see yourself.

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★☆☆☆☆

it's really run down and the animals are not taken care of properly at all. It's very sad. It was once a nice place to take your kids, now it's just a shadow of what it used to be.
The food is terrible and the museum is a joke.
I may sound bitter but I am being honest, go see yourself.

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This is a very good zoo/farm establishment. They have a wide range of animals and isn't usually crowded so you can view at your own pace. The ostrich and the lemurs are particularly fun to watch. They also have a bunch of little collections of old fashioned farm equipment, old toys, and other stuff like prison equipment. I recommend this place for an early Saturday 3 hour trip.

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★★★★☆

This is a very good zoo/farm establishment. They have a wide range of animals and isn't usually crowded so you can view at your own pace. The ostrich and the lemurs are particularly fun to watch. They also have a bunch of little collections of old fashioned farm equipment, old toys, and other stuff like prison equipment. I recommend this place for an early Saturday 3 hour trip.

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we took a day trip to space farms and had a great time, they were priced well and had a snack bar and gift shop. We were able to follow the path in the park and even got to feed the animals. They also had a great selection of old cars and tools to look at. I would definetly reccoment this place as a great trip.

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★★★★★

we took a day trip to space farms and had a great time, they were priced well and had a snack bar and gift shop. We were able to follow the path in the park and even got to feed the animals. They also had a great selection of old cars and tools to look at. I would definetly reccoment this place as a great trip.

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The Space Family's collection of animals and antiques are second to none. Even the entrance way is filled with history. (It also house the stuffed remains of Goliath; the world's largest bear) This private family owned zoo and museum sits nestled in the woods of Sussex County. Bring a picnic and spend a day wandering the park or touring the building of antique cars and farm equipment. While all the enclosures are not fancy you certainly will see quite a diverse collection of animals.

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★★★★☆

The Space Family's collection of animals and antiques are second to none. Even the entrance way is filled with history. (It also house the stuffed remains of Goliath; the world's largest bear) This private family owned zoo and museum sits nestled in the woods of Sussex County. Bring a picnic and spend a day wandering the park or touring the building of antique cars and farm equipment. While all the enclosures are not fancy you certainly will see quite a diverse collection of animals.

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