The county is bringing back its popular "Zoo-vies" film screening series, which will take place on Wednesday evenings during July and August at the parking deck at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.
The county will also be bringing back its "Butterfly Tent Safari" at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back Zoo will have "Family Nights" with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the zoo at 8 p.m.
"It's a great way to spend a summer night and experience Turtle Back in a completely different way," Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. said.
Family Nights will be held on Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 and August 4, 11, 18 and 25 and Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29 and August 5, 12, 19 and 26. Zoo hours will be extended to 8:30 p.m. with the last admission being at 8 p.m.
ADMISSION: free (This does not include admission to Turtle Back Zoo). Movies will be cancelled in the event of rain.
WHERE: top floor of the Turtle Back Zoo parking deck, Northfield Ave., West Orange
ADMISSION: Regular admission is $14 for children and senior citizens, $17 for adults and free for children under 2 years. For additional information, call 973-731-5800 or visit www.essexcountynj.org/turtlebackzoo.
The public is invited to experience the "Butterfly Tent Safari" at the Essex County Environmental Center.