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Summer vacations at the zoo

Orrangutan Dalai eating fruit ice
  • 24 July 2021
  • 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Holiday programme

Summer, sun, petting zoo.

During the summer holidays, Dresden Zoo is once again offering children the chance of exciting animal encounters while school is out. Between 26 July and 3 September, young visitors to the zoo can find out all about their favourite animals from Monday to Friday at 11 am. Just head for the free holiday meeting points, where we’ll be looking at a different animal every day.


MondayFlamingo aviary
FridayGiant tortoise

No advance booking is necessary.

If you love a good puzzle, you’ll jump at the chance to sniff out more about the history of our zoo. To celebrate our 160th anniversary, we’ve organised a treasure hunt trail that takes you to some of the most historically important parts of the zoo. And you can round off your summer visit to the zoo with a free show by Kasper the Zoo puppet.

One or two little surprises and promotions are in store for all our visitors at the weekend. More information on this will follow shortly.

This year we are once again joining forces with the Dresden Holiday Pass scheme. Children get two Euros off the admission price and a magnet from the ticket office upon production of the Holiday Pass voucher.

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