Topping-out ceremony Africa House

Mayor Detlef Sittel, Zoo Director Karl-Heinz Ukena and building engineer Danilo Kühn at the topping-out ceremony.
Half-time in the Africa House project. With an investment totalling 7.5 million euros, the renovation of the Africa House is one of the largest construction projects in the history of Dresden Zoo. The steel beams that will carry the unsupported roof have now been installed, and the shell of the steel enclosure... show news show all news

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Open 365 days a year (also public holidays)…

... spring (from 11/02/2017)
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

... summer (from 26/03/2017)
from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

... autumn (from 04/10/2017)
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

... winter (from 01/11/2017)*
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.

Events 2017

Veranstaltungen 2017
Events 2017
From Easter, the Zoo will once again be filled with cheerful music, games, discovery and natural marvels. Visitors to the Zoo, both young and old, can look forward to a programme of exciting and entertaining events. Animal lovers will experience a fun way to learn more about species conservation, environmental protection and of course our Zoo's inhabitants. There's something for everyone here!

  More information about our events...

16 / 17 April     Enchanting Easter at the zoo
7 May                Saxx life Animal Sponsor Festival
14 May              Dixieland in family
1 June               Oppacher Children`s day
2 June               Dreamnight at the zoo
                           (the zoo closes after 4:30 pm!)y
4 / 5 June          Discovery weekend
Summer            Opening Africa House
13 August         "Sugar Cone" Festival
17 September  Zoo Day
3 October          The Giant Children`s Festival
31 October        Halloween
18 December   Christmas with the animals

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