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Tours and birthdays - Guides Tours

If you would like to know more about the tours we have to offer, please contact us (061 295 35 35, Mon/Wed 9.30 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 16.30 Uhr; Tue/Thu/Fri: 8.00 – 12.00) and we will be happy to help. We recommend you to sign up early due to high demand.

Tours at BASEL ZOO

Are you planning a corporate outing, a family party or do you simply want to spend a unique afternoon or evening with your family, friends or club mates?

Decide on the theme and the setting for your tour and we will be happy to organize the occasion for you, after discussing it on the telephone.

Aperitifs in the animal houses can be booked for evening tours. For information on aperitifs and evening meals, please contact the Basel Zoo restaurant direct (tel. + 41 (0) 61 295 34 30).

TOURS FOR 1 TO 30 PERSONS
Tour of the zoo Experience diversity
Vivarium A trip around the world (aquariums and terrariums)
Aviary A blaze of colour and a treat for the ears
Gamgoas The “place where the lions are”
Etosha Eat and be eaten
Australis Australia’s unique animal life
Monkey house Small apes and great apes (after closing time, up to 60 people)
Tembea Elephants on the move

We can offer special themes on request, for example:

CHOICE OF THEMES
Camouflage, warnings and deception How animals build
Senses in the animal kingdom Bionics
Homosexuality in the animal kingdom Beauty
Evolution

If possible, we will also be happy to offer you a tour about your favourite animals. Direct contact with the animals is not possible for safety reasons.

TOURS DURATION
At least 1 hour (at least 1.5 hours with aperitifs), between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily (or 7 p.m., depending on the theme and season).
TOUR PRICES
CHF 180.00/hour and guide plus admission per person
CHF 21.-* for adults, CHF 16.-* per person for more than 100 persons.
CHF 10.-* for children, CHF 9.- per person for more than 100 persons.
Free admission for children under 6 years

Languages: German, French, English and Italian (depending on theme)

You can find information on tours for school groups here.

For entrance fees during zoo opening hours, see here.

Entrance fees for evening tours (beginning an hour before the zoo closes): CHF 13.- for adults / senior citizens and CHF 8.- for children / young people (aged 6-24).

Cash payments are only permitted up one hour before the zoo closes, otherwise an invoice is required.

Season tickets are not valid after zoo closing time.

*Admission prices include a nature-conservation contribution of CHF 1.00. If you do not wish to pay the nature-conservation contribution, please inform the cashier and you will be able to purchase cheaper admission tickets.

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