Welcome to the world of animals! From the narwhal and warthog to the golden eagle, the spadefoot toad and the tiny bed bug – marvel at more than 1,500 animal species from every continent. Children and adults can test their knowledge of various animals at activity stations, admire small creatures with binoculars and listen to more than 300 animal sounds. To cool off, watch the Ice Age show or other fascinating wildlife films in the movie theater of the museum. Special exhibitions on exciting topics provide insight into the scientific world. In addition, a wide range of activities is available for visitors of all ages.

Zoological Museum

Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4
8006 Zürich

+41 44 634 38 38

Tram 6/9/10: ETH/Universitätsspital

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Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–17
Wednesday: 10–17
Thursday: 10–17
Friday: 10–17
Saturday: 10–17
Sunday: 10–17

Closed on the following public holidays:
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
Easter Monday
Whit Monday
Labour Day (May 1)
Swiss national holiday (August 1)

On all other public holidays the museum is open regularly.


Free admission

Zoological Museum: Current experiences

  • Masterpiece - big disk

    Zoological Museum
  • Fossils in the Alpstein

    Zoological Museum
  • Mammoth form Zurich

    Zoological Museum