Events 2019

DateEventMore info
21 / 22 AprilEnchanting Easter at the Zoo + World Penguin DayThe season kicks off with a magical stage show, do-it-yourself-creative offers and the Easter Bunny village. The Easter Bunny gives out sweets and World penguin day!
29 AprilPolster & Pohl Family DayFamily festival organised by Polster & Pohl with stage show with Ross Antony and many surprises
5 MaySAXX life Animal Sponsor FestivalFamily festival organised by the Sächsische Sparkasse bank, with games and stage show.
19 MayDixieland 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.
29 May to 4 Julytjg-Summer theatre in the zoo"Die feuerrote Blume"
1 JuneOppacher Children’s DayThe Oppacher Mineralquellen mineral water company presents a lively day for the kids with a stage show, bubbles and face painting.
Children pay just 3.00 euro admission.
7 JuneDreamnight at the Zoo
Today the zoo closes after 4:30 pm!
23 JuneWorld Giraffe DayMuch of information about the giraffes, face painting, keepers point
30 JuneDVB Family DayFamily festival organised by DVB with animal quiz, infopoint about the godfatheranimal Lion and many surprises for everyone
11 AugustWorld Elephant DayMuch of information about elephants, face painting and quiz, games and keepers point
25 August“Sugar Cone” FestivalBig party for children starting school, with fireworks, clowns, crafts, a bouncy castle and show programme
15 SeptemberZoo Day – A Look Behind the ScenesMore than 20 animal keeper sites to visit, with the food preparation area open to visitors. Presentation of all zoo areas.
3 OctoberDiscovery DayLearn more about species conservation, endangered species and protecting the environment. Including Face painting, the Zoo Kasper (puppet) and lots of animal keeper sites.
31 OctoberHalloweenSpooky stage programme with tests of courage, treats from the witches’ kitchen, horror story face painting and big paper lantern parade from 5 pm.
Children in costume pay just 3.00 euro.
15 DecemberChristmas with the animalsChristmas treats as surprises for our animals, and Christmas sweets for our young visitors.

Your contact


Katrin Kretschmer
Marketing Dresden Zoo
Tiergartenstraße 1
01219 Dresden

Tel.: +49 (0)351 4 78 06 24
Fax: +49 (0)351 4 78 06 60