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Welcome to Poznań ZOO

Management Office

ul. Browarna 25,
61-063 Poznań PL
tel. (+48-61) 876 82 09, 876 82 25
fax: (+48-61) 877 35 33
e-mail: sekretariat@zoo.poznan.pl


The Old Zoo

ul. Zwierzyniecka 19,
60-814 Poznań PL
tel. (+48-61) 847 23 97, 848 08 47, 848 08 63

Free entrance

Charge for entrance to pavilion: „World of reptiles, amphibians and fish”
Normal – 8.00 zł
Concession – 6.00 zł

Opening hours:

November to February 9am-4pm (cash desks 9 to 15)
March and October 9am to 5pm (cash desks 9 to 16)
from April to September 9am-7pm (cash desks 9 to 17.30)


The New Zoo

ul. Krańcowa 81,
61-048 Poznań PL
tel. (+48-61) 877 35 17

Ticket Prices:
entrance tickets on weekdays
Normal – 15.00 zł
Concession – 8.00 zł
Family – 35.00 zł.

entrance tickets at weekends and on bank holidays

Normal – 20.00 zł
Concession – 10.00 zł
Family – 50.00 zł
a family ticket admits two adults and a maximum of four children
free entrance – children up to 3 years of age

yearly tickets

valid only on weekdays (from Monday to Friday)
Single person – 50.00 zł
Up to 3 people – 70.00 zł

Model railway fares are included in the ticket price

Parking price list

On weekdays
Cars, motorbikes: each started hour – 3.00zł
Coaches: each started hour – 8.00 zł

Weekends and bank holidays
Cars: each started hours – 4.00zł
coaches: each started hour – 16.00 zł

Charge for losing a parking voucher – 30.00 zł

Opening hours:

from November to February 9am – 4pm (cash desks 9 – 15)
Elephant house open 10am to 2pm (3pm at weekends)
March and October 9am – 5pm (cash desks 9 – 16)
Elephant house open 10am – 4pm
from April to September 9am – 7pm (cash desks 9 – 18)
Elephant house open 10am to 6pm


Location of the Old Zoo
For tram connections see MPK Poznań

Location of the New Zoo
For tram connections as well as the model railway „Maltanka” see MPK Poznań or Model Railway Maltanka timetables
ZOOLANDIA – mini rope park
The rope park is a great way for children and young people to spend their free time ACTIVELY and in the FRESH AIR

The Toddler Route is open to children aged 3 years and above. The kids overcome straightforward     coloured obstacles on a rope suspended between tree houses with safety netsto protect against falls.


normal ticket 14 zł
group ticket for up to 20 people 10 zł

Private parties
up to 10 people 400 zł
up to 20 people 600 zł
up to 30 people 800 zł


Open from April to October from 10 am

Location: Zoological Garden in Poznań

1 Maja 18 a, 43-300 Bielsko – Biała
Tel. 661 222 121
e-mail: poznan@trollandia.pl

Visiting the fort at the New ZOO!

In the New Zoo- a new attraction! After buying a ticket to the zoo, in addition to the unusual and extensive collection of animals, you can also see Fort 3, which was closed to visitors before now.
Built between1877-1881 by the Prussian army, Fort 3 is one of 18 artillery forts making up Fortress Poznań.
With the help of a guide you can see the most important elements of the fort both above ground and in the basement.The operator of the tour is the Poznań Society of Friends of the Fortifications.
Visits are only possible with a guide, from May to September, on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
Start times: 11 am,12.30 pm, 2 pm, 3.30 pm, 5 pm.
Ticket are available at the entrance to the fort, 200 metres from the Zoo’s cash desks, on the days when the fort is open to visitors, from 10.30 am
Ticket prices: adults: 8 zł, concession 6 zł.

More information: www.fort3.pl



I. General code of behaviour

Conditions with which you must comply when buying an entrance ticket to the Zoological garden
The Zoological Garden is open from 9 am to:

January—February 4 pm
March – 5 pm
April—September 7 pm
October 5 pm
November – December 4 pm

2. The cash desks are closed an hour before the closing time of the Zoo
3. Children up to the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian) in the Zoo’s grounds.
4. You must abide by health and safety guidelines for using public transport when using the model railway.
a. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult when using the model railway.
5. The following activities are strictly prohibited in the grounds of the Zoo

a. being in the Zoo’s grounds outside of the opening hours
b. Driving a vehicle without the necessary authorisation
c. Riding on bicycles, rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards and scooters (except for organized groups with the permission of the Zoo’s Director)
d. Feeding or disturbing the animals
e. Approaching any of the animals
f. Destroying plants or shrubbery
g. Dropping litter
h. Making loud noises, frightening or annoying the animals
i. Smoking tobacco in the pavilions or animal houses
j. Entering the Zoo under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances
k. Engaging in any commercial activities with the exception of those providing services on the basis of agreements with the Zoo

II. Visitor Safety

1. Visitors should only walk along designated pathways while in the Zoo (according to the routes marked on the Zoo’s map)
2. Visitors are prohibited from entering any area protected by a barrier or fence separating visitors from animals or climbing over any fences or barriers.
3. Visitors should observe the comments and recommendations contained in the notices and warnings placed around the Zoo.
4. On pathways which are crossed by or run parallel to the model railway, visitors should exercise extreme caution and not move in a way which disrupts the railway’s route.
5. It is prohibited to trespass into animal enclosures.



It all started on a certain day in 1871

The Old Zoo,formerly called the Menagerie, was founded in an unusual way by a group of witty bowls players. They met over a pint of beer in the now-defunct Railway Station restaurant ‘Starogardzko’ on. Zwierzyniecka Street. It was on a certain day in 1871,when the President of the Bowling Association was celebrating his 50th birthday. Imagine his surprise when it was not his guests who he saw carrying his gifts! On the streets of Poznan one could encounter: a pig, a goat, a sheep, a cat, a rabbit, a squirrel, a goose, a duck, a chicken, a peacock as well as a trained bearand monkey. The Menagerie, by virtue of its size and requirements was,at the request of the respected pentagenarian,placed in the restaurant's garden, "so that these animals were continually on show in the garden, not only for entertainment but also to show visitors that the as yet modest collection had become the nucleus of a future zoological collection”.Thus,in 1874. the joint stock company ‘Zoological Garden’was founded.

1874 - 1919

Up until theout break of World War One, the Garden developed rapidly and in many areas–apart from housing the animals concerts,shows and other events were regularly held. Strauss, the last descendant of theViennese"Kings of the Waltz " and the director of the Imperial-Royal Ballsof Court appeared here twice between 1913 and 1914along with his40-piece orchestra. In July 1914.a major exhibition presenting ethnographic tribes of the Nile valley was organized.
The time of World War Iand the postwar years were a period of decline fort he zoo. The number of animals, workers and visitors decreased. At the time of the acquisition of the Gardenby the Polish authoritiesin1919. it housed just 243 representatives of 75 species of animals.

The Inter-War Years

The 1920’s was a time of renaissance for the Zoo:in 1923 it joined the newly formed Society for the Protection of Bison, making an important contribution to saving this species from extinction. Upon the opening of the first State National Exhibitionin 1929 (now the Poznan International Fair) a new pavilion and facilities were built, while others were adapted to new purposes.
On the eve of the outbreak of World War II the zoo had a population of 1184 animals from300 species. Only175 animals survived until the end of the war, but in April1945 the gardenre-opened its doors to visitors.
By the 1930s the idea of transferring the zoo to another location was already being repeatedly raised. One suggested location, among others, was the Sołacki and Kasprowicz Park. The final decision was not taken until the 1960's. The construction of the new zoo was carried out mainly in the form of community work.

100 years...
In 1974, that is the hundred the anniversary of the zoo at.Zwierzyniecka Street, the New Zoo was opened to the publicon the White Hill, near Lake Malta. The first inhabitants situatedon the edge of ahilly, wooded terrain were Europeanred deer, fallow deer, camels, llamas and their wild ancestors-guanacos. Their enclosures were temporary in nature, and some of the animal breeding facilities were housed within the fort. The New Zoo under went a systematic expansion and new enclosures and pavilions for the growing number of animals were created. It was originally planned to transfer the old zoo as a whole,but in 1976 it became a listed monument and had to be preserved.

The 1970’s and 1980’s
Due to the economic situation, the end of the seventies and the eighties were not conducive to further developmentof the NewZoo, or the reconstruction of the Old. Activities were limited to necessary repairs, and any new investmentwas particularly difficult.

The end of the 20th Century
New investmentwas started again in the mid-nineties. The New Zoo created a pavilion for nocturnal animals, a children's garden, a house and enclosure for giraffes, an aviary for birds of prey, a complex of facilities for South American animals, as well as enclosures for tigers and Japanese macaques. The Old Zoo, after solving the problemof heating the designated area, opened the pavilion"World of Reptiles" as well as displays of amphibiansand fish to the public. Yearly exhibitions began to take place at the caved enclosure.
In the future, the old zoo will fulfill the role of educating visitors with expositionsof small animals, host a new breeding center for endangered species and provide recreational opportunities..
How do the Poznan zoos look now? Please check them out! We welcome you!

The start of the 21st Century

The elephant house at the Poznań zoo-order of events


03/11/2003, The Society of Friends of the Zoo obtained approval from the Mayorof Poznan, and began work on preparing the design and cost analysis documentation for the elephant house
In 2003, the Society of Friends of the Zoo began working with architects  Piotr Rafal Mysiakiem Poniatowski on the preparation of project documentation for construction of the elephant house atthe Zoo. A group of architects was sent to several European zoos in order toget acquainted with the methods and the constructionof such facilities.


05/01/2004, an agreement was signed by the Society of Friendsof theZoo with the MTTArchitecture Group Company to carry out a conceptual design project to guarantee the obtaining of a building permit..
In 2004 (July 20) The Society of Friends of the Zoo signed acontract with the company ‘Business Service’, which was to prepare a feasibility study for the construction of the elephant house.
The Zoo applied for European Unionfunding. The project was reported under the title: "Increasing the attractiveness of the regionthrough the construction of an elephant house at the Zoo," It was registered on 02.25.2004 by the Treasury with the reference ERDF/RR/II/9/3631 and ranked as a level 2 project.


12/01/2005, The Society of Friends of the Zoological Gardensin Poznan sent a donation agreement to the City of Poznań to finance the conceptual design project for the construction of the elephant house at the Poznan Zoo.
Subsequently the Zoo, according to the agreement,completed the design project for the elephant house in full.
2006 All necessary documentation was completed


12/01/2007The contractor launched a tender forthe project "Increasing the attractiveness of the regionby building an elephant house in the new zoo in Poznan."
23.05.2007 The tender process took place
30/05/2007 An agreement was signed with the contractor


08/30/2008 The building of the elephant house was completed

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