Zoo Zurich is an ambassador connecting humans, animals and nature. Our visitors can experience exotic animals in near-natural habitats. The animal presentations, the volunteer team and the exhibitions all reveal exciting background information about the animals and how they live in the wild.

Together with partners in the animals’ countries of origin, the zoo is promoting projects to protect many endangered animal species and thus acts as a center of nature conservation. The largest project, the Masoala National Park in Madagascar, is illustrated at the zoo with the Masoala Rainforest: lemurs, chameleons and many species of birds live freely in the tropical climate of genuine rainforest that covers 10,000 square meters. The Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park marks another milestone for Zoo Zurich.

The latest attraction is the 5.6 hectare Lewa savanna that is home to reticulated giraffes, white rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, spotted hyaenas and many other animal species.

Zoo Zürich

Zürichbergstrasse 221
8044 Zürich

+41 44 254 25 05

Tram 5/6, Bus 39: Zoo
Bus 751: Zoo/Forrenweid

Photography allowed for private use

Opening Times

Monday: 09–17
Tuesday: 09–17
Wednesday: 09–17
Thursday: 09–17
Friday: 09–17
Saturday: 09–17
Sunday: 09–17

Between March and October the Zoo is open until 6pm.

The Masoala Rainforest opens daily at 10am


Main Season (March - October):
Prices online ticketshop/cash desk

Adults (from 21 years): CHF 28/29

Teenagers (16-20 years): CHF 23/24

Children (6-15 years): CHF 14/15

Free admission for children up to the age of 6


Off-season (November - February): Prices online ticketshop/cash desk

Adults (from 21 years): CHF 26/27

Teenagers (16-20 years): CHF 21/22

Children (6-15 years): CHF 13/14

Free admission for children up to the age of 6

Interesting experiences

  • Last Days

    Manga – Reading the Flow

    Museum Rietberg
  • Last Days

    On bee knowledge of Ayoréode

  • Digital

    Earth Beats. The changing face of nature.

    Kunsthaus Zürich
  • evolution happens!

    Zoological Museum