Visiting the zoo

Fancy an animal adventure? With around 200 different animal species, the zoo – nestled in the Dählhölzli forest and directly on the Aare river – offers an experience for young and old. The Dählhölzli Zoo Bern is open 365 days a year. Seals, bears, leopards, musk oxen, eagle owls, wolves, gopher, monkeys and many more invite you to observe as well as discover. The «Kinderzoo», the «Eulen Bistro» and a large forest playground make the zoo a popular family destination.

Persischer Leopard

Opening hours

  • 1 March – 31 October

    09.00 h – 18.00 h

  • 01 November – end February

    09.00 h – 16.30 h

Open 365 days a year.


Entrance fees

  • children CHF 6.-
  • Adult  CHF 10.-
  • Familys CHF 24.-

Admission to the zoo is free for children under the age of 6.

Steinkauz sitzt auf einem Ast

Getting here

Bus line 19 from the main station (near the Bern linen weavers) to the ‘Tierpark’ stop, then turn right into Thormannstrasse. At the edge of the woods, after the three owls, you will find the first orientation map.

Zooplan Tierpark Bern

Zoo map

The adventure can begin… Thanks to our zoo map you will find the animal facilities, toilets or the owl bistro.

Zoo Shop

Zoo Shop

Walk in! In our small but fine zoo shop at the children’s zoo you will find a large selection of cuddly toys, souvenirs, T-shirts, cards, games, ice cream and much more.


Feeding times

Welcome to the public feedings of our seals or puffins. Meet Animals Up Close!


Event tickets

There is always something going on at Tierpark Bern. Come and join us! Find out about upcoming events here. We look forward to your visit.

Zwergziegen Jungtieren


Giving makes you happy! You can simply order a gift token including a message at home on your computer, and print it out straight away.

Totenkopfaffe mit Jungtier

Zoo Experiences

Make your visit to the zoo something very special!

Verein zooschweiz
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
Verband der Zoologischen Gärten
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums