Teddy bears at Space Farms

YOUTH. A free teddy bear for each child accompanied by an adult at Space Farms on Teddy Bear Day, Aug. 24.

Aug 14 2019 | 11:01 PM

Twelve bears call Space Farms’ Zoo home. The Bruins will host a magical Teddy Bear Day on Saturday Aug. 24. A Himalayan, two Syrian, two Hokkaido, three Black , five Kodiak bears and the famous Goliath (inspirit) all reside at the zoo. August is a bear's favorite time of year, the vegetation is lush, fruit is ripe, and the days are warm and lazy. Summer is when the appetite of the bruins starts to increase. If not chowing down on fruits, veggies and venison, the bears at Space Farms can be observed splashing in their pools this summer.

The bears are hosting this year’s Teddy Bear Day and have invited a special guest Magician, Scott Morley of The Wonderfun Magic Shop will perform at 2 pm.

“Bears like to make magic,” said Fred Space.“ They sure can make a lot of food just disappear.”

Fred Space, co-owner of the zoo with his son, Parker, is a world renowned bear expert.The bears are also making magic for the visiting public, they are making the cost of a child’s ticket disappear.

If a child brings a teddy bear to the zoo on Teddy Bear Day the child receives a free admission when accompanied by an adult. (One adult/one child, free, with teddy bear). A teddy bear contest will be held after the magic show.

Space Farms is located on Route 519 in Sussex and is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Oct. 31. Admission is $19.50 per adult, $18 per senior and $16 per child. Family Season Passes, birthday parties and group rates are available. For more information, call 973-875-5800 or visit the website: wwwspacefarms.com.