Due to high demand, we recommend that you book tours and interviews at least three weeks in advance. However, your desired time slot may already be full by then. If you wish to visit the zoo without a tour or interview, you do not need to book.
School groups from Basel-City and Basel County cantons are entitled to free entry to Basel Zoo. Per head, other school groups pay:
*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.
Additional accompanying people pay the regular entrance fees (also applies
for Basel-Land and Basel-Stadt cantons).
Out of consideration for our animals, there are certain rules on behaviour that we would like you to follow:
Thank you for your understanding.
If we go into another person’s room we usually knock on the door and wait for an answer. To meet the needs of the animals in the children’s zoo, it is advisable to do the same. That means that we make ourselves noticeable before we approach, by talking to the animals. If we are disturbing the animals as they eat or sleep, we have to put our own needs to one side and come back later.
We must always remember that the stables and enclosures are the animals’ homes, so we have to behave like guests!