Events 2016

Date Event More info
27 / 28 March Enchanting Easter at the Zoo The season kicks off with a magical stage show featuring PanPanazeh, do-it-yourself magic tricks and the Easter Bunny village. The Easter Bunny gives out sweets
15 May Dixieland with the Family
Big family celebration organised by the Sächsische Zeitung newspaper
Games and crafting fun for all ages, as well as national jazz and Dixie bands on two stages.
16 May Discovery Day Learn more about species conservation, endangered species and protecting the environment. Includes experiments at the “Neugierexpress” (Curiosity Express) station and a carousel. Face painting, the Zoo Kasper (puppet), craft stand.
22 May SAXX life Animal Sponsor Festival Family festival organised by the Sächsische Sparkasse bank, with games and craft stalls, wheel of fortune and stage show.
1 June Oppacher Children’s Day The Oppacher Mineralquellen mineral water company presents a lively day for the kids with a stage show, bubbles and face painting.
Children pay just 1.00 euro admission.
1 June – 25 June
tjg Summer Theatre
“Robin Hood"
Summer theatre at the open-air stage, suitable from 8 years.
Tickets must be purchased separately via
3 June Dreamnight at the Zoo Today the zoo closes after 4:30 pm!
14 August “Sugar Cone” Festival Big party for children starting school, with fireworks, clowns, crafts, a bouncy castle and show programme
18 September Zoo Day – A Look Behind the Scenes More than 20 animal keeper sites to visit, with the food preparation area open to visitors. Presentation of all zoo areas.
3 October The Giant Children’s Festival Fairy tale fun for the kids with riddles and famous fairy tale characters, a bouncy castle, carousel, climbing, the Zoo Kasper and lots of animal keeper sites.
Children pay just 1.00 euro admission.
31 October Halloween Spooky stage programme with tests of courage, treats from the witches’ kitchen, horror story face painting, a pumpkin carving competition and big paper lantern parade from 5 pm.
Children in costume pay just 1.00 euro.
18 December Christmas with the animals Christmas treats as surprises for our animals, and Christmas sweets for our young visitors.

Your contact


Christin Gensmann
Marketing Dresden Zoo
Tiergartenstraße 1
01219 Dresden

Tel.: +49 (0)351 4 78 06 34
Fax: +49 (0)351 4 78 06 60

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