Africa calling – Africa house opening

Head of Section Ronny Moche cuts the ribbon
Zoo Director Karl-Heinz Ukena was joined by Board Chairman Detlef Sittel and the Mayor of Dresden to open the newly renovated Africa house to visitors today. Whilst this was the first time that the public had been able to explore the new complex, its residents actually moved in a few days ago. The three female... show news show all news

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Opening hours

Open 365 days a year (also public holidays)…

... spring (from 10/02/2018)
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

... summer (from 25/03/2018)
from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

... autumn (from 04/10/2018)
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

... winter (from 01/11/2018)*
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 2018

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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...

1 / 2 April         Enchanting Easter at the zoo
6 May              Saxx life Animal Sponsor Festival
13 May            Dixieland in family
1 to 30 June    tjg-Summer theatre in the zoo
                        "Die feuerrote Blume"
1 June             Oppacher Children`s day
2 June             Dreamnight at the zoo
                        (the zoo closes after 4:30 pm!)
19 August       "Sugar Cone" Festival
16 September  Zoo Day
3 October        Discovery Day
31 October      Halloween
16 December   Christmas with the animals