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For Children

At our Zoo, there is an adventure awaiting young visitors around every corner: children have the chance to experience animals up close, run around in playgrounds, explore secret passages and learn exciting facts at interactive information boards - making a visit to our Zoo a true journey of discovery. Here you can find out more about our animal highlights for children, our playgrounds and the free performances of Zoo Kasper.

Mother with child in front of the penguin enclosure.

Animal highlights

Each and every one of our animals is, strictly speaking, a highlight for children, since every child has ...

Animal highlights
Boy climbing at the Meerkat playground

Playgrounds

There are seven playgrounds in total spread throughout the Zoo for young adventure-seekers to run around ...

Playgrounds
Kasper with his grandmother

Zoo Kasper

This is a one-off experience not to be missed: our Zoo offers young visitors the chance to see our very ...

Zoo Kasper

FAQs

If you cannot find your child, please approach a member of staff or inform the ticket office (+49351- 4780 610). The entrance staff will help you look for them. Wristbands by our partner Gutmarkiert are also available from our ticket office. You can write your telephone number and child’s name on these. With older children, you can arrange a fixed meeting point before your visit.
Children aged 12 and over are allowed to visit the Zoo unaccompanied. Children below the age of 12 are only allowed to visit the Zoo when accompanied by an adult.
If you have lost something valuable, or if you have found something that you would like to hand in, you can approach our staff at the ticket office. The staff hold lost property in safekeeping. This is also where you have the best chance of retrieving your lost valuables. You can contact our ticket office during Zoo opening hours on +49351 - 4780 610.
Lockers are available in the foyer for small items of baggage (e.g. tote bags, handbags). You can hire a key at our information desk for 1.00 euro (plus a 10 euro deposit). Individual suitcases can be deposited at our information desk free of charge. Unfortunately it is not possible to reserve baggage storage in advance.

Highlights for children

From playgrounds to Kasper the Zoo puppet, our Zoo map includes all the highlights for children.

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Boy eating ice cream in the Africa Lodge.

Catering & Zoo shop

Our catering partners are spread throughout the zoo and offer a wide range of hot food, snacks and ...

Catering & Zoo shop
One of our keepers feeding the red pandas.

Hangouts & Feeding times

At our animal keeper hangouts, you have the opportunity to get to know our animal keepers and their ...

Hangouts & Feeding times
Flamingos in the new outdoor enclosure

Tips for your visit

Our Zoo covers an area of around 13 hectares and offers visitors of all ages a fun, relaxing and truly ...

Tips for your visit