Plan your visit to 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.

Opening hours

  • 1 March – 31 October

    09.00 h – 18.00 h

  • 01 November – end February

    09.00 h – 17.00 h

Open 365 days a year.

Entrance fees

  • children CHF 7.-*
  • Adult  CHF 11.-*
  • Familys CHF 28.-*

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

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Getting here

Whether by public transport, on foot, by bike or by car: the zoo in the Dählhölzli Forest in the middle of the city of Bern is easy to reach.


Let the adventure begin… Thanks to our zoo map you can find the animal enclosures , toilets or the Owls Bistro.


An animal park for everyone! Even for people with impairments or (grand)parents with a pram, the visit should be unforgettable.

Feeding times

Welcome to the public feedings of our seals or puffins. Experience the animals at close quarters in the Bern Animal Park.

Zoo Experiences

Make your visit to the zoo something very special! Our wide range of activities offers lots of animal fun for young and old.

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Treat yourself to sustainable food and drink from the region on the sun terrace of the new Owl Bistro at Dählhölzli Zoo. Or visit the Dählhölzli Restaurant.

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Here you will find questions and answers about your visit to the zoo. Get an overview!

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Online shop

Give the gift of animal joy with a voucher, reserve a place on a guided tour/event or purchase a poster by Claude Kuhn.

Zoo shop

In the small but nice Zoo Shop near the Children’s Zoo you will find a large selection of cuddly animals, souvenirs, T-shirts, cards, games, ice cream and much more.



Would you like to send us an e-mail? Please use our contact form. Your request will be automatically forwarded to the person in charge.

*Prices include a voluntary nature conservation franc (* CHF 1.00). Visitors who do not wish to pay this amount can inform the ticket office.

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