The offer

Zoo tours & children's birthdays

Would you like to get to know Dresden Zoo even better? Then simply take a tour through the Zoological Gardens with one of our zoo scouts. Discover the park with a general tour, arrange a guided tour in the morning before the zoo opens, or take a prowl through the zoo for an exclusive look behind the scenes in one of our animal sections. Are you looking for something different to do for your child’s birthday? Our “Children’s Birthday Parties” could definitely fit the bill!

We are also happy to consider specific requests.

General zoo tour

You will learn more about the zoo and its inhabitants on a guided tour... Request

Children’s birthday

Children’s birthdays at the zoo are certainly something special... Request

Foray into the zoo with a look behind the scenes

We offer exclusive tours at various enclosures for all those who would like to get to know Dresden Zoo inside out, and learn more about our work behind the scenes...


Morning tour (from 7:30 am)

A short tour through the zoo in the quiet morning hours is a very special experience for early risers... Request

Special offer for kindergartens and schools

A child-friendly tour that will introduce the zoo residents to our younger visitors... Request

Your details

Please send your request for a zoo tour or children’s birthday party at least four weeks before your desired date. We will send confirmation, or contact you with an alternative, once we have checked our schedule. Your booking only becomes effective when the date is confirmed. Please read our cancellation terms for confirmed bookings.

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Our zoo tours and children’s birthday parties take place during the zoo's opening times (except morning tours).

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During the school holidays in saxony we are offering family-zootours in which you can take part as family or single person.
Start: Tuesday at 12 am
Duration: approx. 90min
Price: €2,50 per Person + Zoo admission
Please make an appointment at least five days before your desired date

Zoo Scout
Zoo Scouts will accompany you on your tour

Contact & booking

We are more than happy to inform you about our offers for zoo tours and children’s birthdays:

Phone: +49 3 51 4 78 06 18
Fax: +49 3 51 4 78 06 60

Or simply use our registration form for your enquiry.


Gutschein für Zootouren
For all zoo tours, we are happy to offer vouchers with no specified date. Please get in touch for more information.

Opening hours

Open 365 days a year (also public holidays)… 

... spring (from 06/02/2016)
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
... summer (from 25/03/2016)
from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
... autumn (from 04/10/2016)
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
... winter (from 01/11/2016)*
from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
* on 24/12 & 31/12 open to 3 pm
and ticket desk closes at 2 pm

Ticket desk closes 45 minutes before the zoo closes.

Children’s birthday menu

children's birthday menu
You can order our birthday menu with KidzBox at our “Drumbo’s World” restaurant for your child's birthday party.  The birthday table will be prepared for you at the desired time.

The KidzBox contains:
  • Choice of: Chicken nuggets or fish fingers or hot dogs
  • Chips
  • 1 drink:  Capri Sun
  • Lolly and small toy

  • 5.50 euros per child

If you would like to order the birthday menu, please inform us of your reservation preferences in your enquiry (under Comments). We will forward your order to our food partners. Any food services used will be charged to you directly via the “Drumbo’s World” restaurant.

Cancellation conditions

It is possible to cancel your booking free of charge up to 2 days before the planned date! We will charge 50% of the tour price for no-shows the day of the booked slot.

Please note that it is not possible to refund or pay back a voucher. Vouchers are valid for three years for zoo tours and children’s birthdays (please see issue date = voucher number).

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