Zoo Zurich

Zoo Zurich: Hours, Address, Zoo Zurich Reviews: 4.5/5

09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
About
«People who know animals will protect them.» Up above the city of Zurich, spanning a surface of approximately 27 hectares, is Switzerland’s largest and most frequently visited cultural and educational institution: Zoo Zurich. The popular nationwide excursion destination wants to get people interested in animals and encourage them to play an active role in nature conservation and the protection of species.
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2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Fluntern
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Amie H
Zurich, Switzerland68 contributions
Extend your Visit and Follow the Zoo on Insta
Aug 2020 • Couples
Have been several times to Zurich Zoo and never disappointed. We love the Lewa Savanna! 🧡 Giraffes are our favorites, but the rhinos and zebras don’t disappoint. Love their Instagram too…great peak behind the scenes.
Written 20 July 2021
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XonqNopp
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland245 contributions
So many animals...
Jul 2021
We spent a day with our kids (5 and 4) and we could not even see all the animals... We tried to estimate and we think we have seen 60 different species, which would account for something like half of the zoo. The kids got tired of walking in the afternoon, hopefully we could hop on the train to come back to the exit. We entered around 10h and we left around 16h. Our only regret: we did not study the lunch options before. We ended eating hot-dogs because we found some fuel for our kids, when we could have eaten asian food or african food just 5-10min farther... If we come back, we will better know :-)
Written 19 July 2021
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,018 contributions
Pleasant
May 2021 • Couples
Last weekend we decided to visit the Zoo, as it had been many years since I had last been there, and I wanted my girlfriend to see it too.
We arrived early and parked at the zoo parking lot, which is very cheap considering you're in Zurich.
We purchased our tickets and started visiting the exhibitions; some were very interesting and detailed, some others felt like they had to fill in the space.
Some animals seemed a bit lonely and as if they didn't have enough space, but maybe it was just our perception.
The best exhibition was the one with elephants, rhynos, giraffes etc, even though in this case it seemed there were not enough animals for the large space.
We spent close to three hours roaming the zoo and then headed back to the city for some sightseeing.
Overall a pleasant attraction, especially if you have kids, but I don't think I'll be back any time soon again.
Written 26 May 2021
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Jordi M
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland2 contributions
Good for kids, family day
Apr 2021 • Friends
Well maintained, big spaces for the animals, lovely to see the animals ruining in big spaces, the good atmosphere and well represented and decorated areas according the theme
Written 13 May 2021
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almenj
nj378 contributions
Great day with the kids
May 2021
Animals plus great playgrounds what else could a family want? Less expensive food choices I guess but will definitely go back
Written 12 May 2021
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pb
1 contribution
Appalling (Unfair) Parking Marshallers
Apr 2021 • Family
Day totally ruined by incompetent bullies, dressed up as parking marshallers, unfairly refusing us entry to the parking lots, even while some were visibly being vacated.

My wife and two young children disembarked our car and remained at the zoo while I want off in search of accessible parking some kilometres away. The whole experience was a strain for our young children, it cost significantly more than parking at the zoo and of course it left us feeling frustrated. This was only compounded by my wife observing the barrier being lifted once I'd driven away and her counting several vacant parking spaces at the zoo, which the marshallers had refused us access too.

It took me almost an hour to finally catch up with my family at the zoo. And I had to leave them early in order to return by public transport to collect our car. On both my inbound and outbound journey by public tranport I also observed many vacant parking spaces (and of course no barrier, it having been lifted moments after refusing me entry to vacant parking lots).

As much as the zoo is good on the inside, I cannot possibly recommend visiting in the face of such blatantly unfair treatment on the outside, nor can I score it more than one star on that same basis.

There are other animal attractions within the canton of Zürich, without this kind of unnecessary offensive behaviour towards customers. I'd suggest trying one of them instead.
Written 16 April 2021
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Jennifer R
Switzerland137 contributions
Entire day of fun
Aug 2020 • Family
On a Wednesday at opening we felt that there wasn’t too many people, but it did start to fill as the day went on. I feel like they should enforce masks in any building (like the ape building) because there really isn’t enough space to keep a constant meter from people. It made me a little anxious but there were ample sanitizer stations around.

Food wasn’t excessively expensive (the Bratwurst and bread, and later ice cream and bottled water). The camel, backhoe, bird feeding - all very reasonably priced for the experience.

We throughly enjoyed the day. We wandered all around and after 5 hours, we were wiped out. Luckily we saved the safari for last and the tram ride for 2chf back to the gate was heaven sent.
The highlight for the kid (6) was riding the camel. The second was the massive playground by the safari area and the mini backhoe by the farm display. He also enjoyed the open enclosure with the emus. We saw every animal we could hope for with the exception of insects but we might have just missed their location. Overall, a wonderful day. I’d consider it even worthy of a season pass for locals.
Written 30 September 2020
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melanie r
St. Gallen, Switzerland30 contributions
Very interesting
Jul 2020 • Family
One of the biggest zoo in Switzerland. Not the cheapest one but it's absolutely worth the money. There are different types of restaurants, also not in the range of low budget. Food is very tasty though.
There are of course a lot of animals to see with the new savanna area even more to explore. It's a great day adventure with children, it's sure they will sleep very fast in the evening :)
Written 19 August 2020
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Amy O
278 contributions
Great Park
Aug 2020 • Couples
Hello together
We went to the Zoo Zürich. The Zoo is very nice and big. Well organized at the entrance. No huge line, we had online tickets, got greeted and received a map of the park. The map is essential since the park is huge. There are many toilets over the park what is important. Many different food station and ice cream options as well. The animals have a big resort and seem very happy. The park is very clean, everywhere trash boxes what is good to prevent littering. People were nice too! What is not always the case! There was a train going around the park. Unfortunately that train was full of people and did not seem to be safe. However, the idea is great! I would highly recommend this park. Bring enough time with you, it is at least a 4 hour experience.
Written 12 August 2020
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Mark K_ldor
Hungary278 contributions
One of the best Zoos which I've visited so far
Jul 2020
Huge area, tons of happy and healthy animals, who are also well treated... Staff is also quite attentive, so overall, a big 5.
I'm sensitive on how Zoos take care of animals, but here I could not that find any visible issue.
Written 7 August 2020
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