Zoos, farms and other animal attractions in the Children’s Region

Brilliant places to discover domestic and exotic animals, from prehistoric times to the present day.

It roars and growls, grunts and quacks, and sometimes it just quietly crawls in the corner: Here are some perfect places to go with kids and discover wildlife from up close.

In the Children's Region numerous zoos, wildlife parks and museums are dedicated exclusively to nature and the animal kingdom. Whether you are a researcher exploring fossils and dinosaurs from prehistoric times, experiencing nature on the back of a donkey, observing domestic and exotic animals in their everyday life, or learning all about them on a zoo safari; the Children’s Region has a lot to offer in terms of animal and nature activities for children, where they are free to discover, observe, learn, pet and feed. Here, the children explore the animal world in a playful way and sometimes even from really up close.


Zurich Zoo

High above Zurich, 4,000 animals live in their nature-oriented enclosures. Visitors can follow their daily routines and discover wildlife at its best.

Aathal Dinosaur Museum

Exploring a dinosaur skeleton, dissecting fossils, guided tours – and for the really brave: a sleepover with the prehistoric giants.

Knies Kinderzoo

Riding a pony, camel, or even an elephant, exploring and learning about animals on a zoo safari and so much more awaits zoo visitors in Rapperswil.
Zürich Langenberg

Wilderness Park Langenberg

A wildlife park at the gates of the city: On the track through the Sihlwald forest, little wildlife explorers can observe the animals in their natural habitat.

Naturmuseum Winterthur – Kerala

With puzzles and excursions, visitors search for traces and get exciting insights into the fascinating world of the local fauna and flora.

Zoological Museum

From the large frogmouth to the minke whale: Zurich University is home to a colorful and exciting world of over 1,500 animals.

Animal Park Goldau

Where wild animals can be admired, fed and even touched. Get interesting information about native and rare animal species during the guided tours and workshops.

WWF Beaver Trail

Learn everything about the busy beaver on the trail along the river Rhine, examine gnaw marks and explore waterways – also known as the beaver’s slide.

Bruderhaus Wildlife Park

80 animals live in this wildlife park in the middle of the forest. Visitors can admire and observe lynxes, wolves and other animals from up close.

Multifaceted Zurich

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