ZOO Warsaw

At ZOO Warsaw you can spend time in the bosom of nature, in the company of animals, which is a great experience for children and adults.

Municipal Zoological Garden in Warsaw it's a magical and green place in the city center. The role of each zoo is to protect endangered animal species, ensure their sustainability and education. The Warsaw Zoo also fulfills this role.

Today, more than 12 000 animals representing approximately 500 species live in the ZOO in Warsaw, and nearly 50 of them is covered by the European Animal Protection Program.

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Already in 1926, thanks to the efforts of Mieczysław Pągowski, it was opened in Warsaw at Koszykowa Street, a small zoo with interesting animal specimens, and this place was frequently and eagerly visited by Warsaw residents.

The opening of the current zoo took place 11 March 1928 year. The first inhabitants of this zoo were animals from Pągowski's zoo and other smaller menageries.

When a great animal lover became the director of the garden, Jan Żabiński, ZOO Warsaw began to develop rapidly. However, the outbreak of World War II caused huge destruction and total liquidation of the ZOO. During the war, Jan and Antonina Żabińskis helped Jews in the Warsaw Zoological Garden.

In 1949, the Warsaw Zoological Garden was reopened and since then there have been more and more animal inhabitants and visitors.

At the beginning of the post-war activity of the Warsaw Zoo, 150 animals, mainly from private donations, lived in the garden.

Initially, the zoological garden occupied the area of ​​12 ha, and now it is over 39 ha.

The most important stands and runs for animals


Aviary with free flight hall

Herpetarium, where turtles, crocodiles and snakes live, as well as amphibians: frogs, lizards and dragons


A monkey house, whose inhabitants are gorillas and chimpanzees

Hippopotamus with an outdoor pool

A shark with an internal marine tank

Invertebrate hall

Australian paddock divided into four parts, designed for kangaroos, emus and casuarians.

The aquarium is located in a historic building, built in 1928, with a collection of marine and freshwater fish.

Fairy Tale ZOO - a place available for children, where it is possible to feed animals under the care of a ZOO employee.

The paddocks for animals also have an external part.

Map of the Warsaw ZOO

The ZOO Warsaw map makes it easier to reach the catwalks of individual animal species.

Map of the Warsaw ZOO

At ZOO Warsaw, animal feeding shows are held every day at fixed times.

ZOO Warsaw is open every day from 9.00.

The garden closing time, however, depends on the time of year.

The ticket office closes an hour earlier.

Tickets and price list

Ticket prices to the Warsaw Zoo change in different months of the year.

Tickets to the Warsaw ZOO can be bought directly before entering the zoo or online.

Price list and opening hours ZOO Warsaw are listed on the website of the Zoological Garden.

Ticket prices:
Monday Friday:
Normal - 28 PLN
Discount - 22 PLN

Saturday Sunday:
Normal - 30 PLN
Discount - 25 PLN

Free admission is granted to:

- disabled children


- orphanage residents - patients of rehabilitation centers and hospices


How to get there

- Veturilo city bike (stations are located next to the ZOO)




- free parking in Galeria Wileńska (ul. Targowa 72) with the ticket to the ZOO

- from the side of the Gdańsk Bridge

- from street Ratuszowa (on the pavement along the lane)

- from the side of Wybrzeże Helskie towards the Gdański bridge (on the right lane on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)


ZOO Warsaw is located at ul. Ratuszowa 1 / 3 in the Praga-Północ district.


- main entrance: Ratuszowa 1 / 3

- entrance of the Gdański bridge (ul. Stefana Starzyńskiego)

- entrance from ul. Jagiellońska

The zoo is mandatory prohibition feeding animals, throwing on catwalks, into cages and aviaries, as well as objects and coins into water tanks, and using the flash in rooms with animals. It is also forbidden to play loud music, smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol.

Maxi ZOO Warsaw Stores

People with great love for animals work in the Maxi ZOO Warsaw Shops. You can find everything that four-legged friends need - dogs, cats and rodents - food, equipment and toys.

Mini ZOO Warsaw

Animals living in this unique place like contact with people, and employees are happy to involve the youngest Guests in their care, which is an unforgettable experience for children.

All animals in the Mini ZOO can be fed, patted and touched. They are also all vaccinated.

Mini Zoo Warsaw is located in Wawer, at ul. Zwoleńska 66 and is open from Monday to Friday between from 11.00 to 19.00, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 18.00.

ZOO Market Warsaw

ZOO Market Warsaw is a new place on the map of the capital, referring to the iconic Berlin bazaars and connecting workshops, concerts, discussion panels and vintage shopping. You can find vintage and antique clothes, vinyl records and food products.

You can also take advantage of the gastronomic offer, listen to live music or relax in the chill area.

The ZOO Market is open on weekends from 12.00 to 20.00 and then the square next to the ZOO changes into a vibrant commercial and cultural space.

vintage clothes

vinyl records
fresh and smoked fish
jewelry and handicrafts


wooden cafe
cotton candy


chill zone

children's area with a sandpit and animators

Venue of concerts, exhibitions, workshops, discussion panels and fashion shows


Oliwia Hajn is a co-creator of this place, promoter of Vintage fashion, eccentric owner of the brand "New Lady in Town".

Agata Kiszluk-Krzemień - co-founder and at the same time an experienced marketer, co-owner of the Brief brand.

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