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Zoo Basel

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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good 3-4 hrs outing for kids and have most of the animals that you excite kids ..Pl carry eatables along for comfort and make the outing more enjoyable...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TShaile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is not very big but it is very modern. They have new monkey and elephant enclosures. They also have a seal feeding show every day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank heinzph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Basel for a business meeting and I managed to find few hours to visit the zoo as it was highly recommended by the hotel receptionist and I can say that it really deserves the time and Despite being alone I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mohamedelshaar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having 3 small children...it’s always great to visit a zoo which is so easy to reach,just few stops from our hotel with tram Variety of animals and a great,clean zoo.They also have a small aquarium inside which was under a small renovation but still we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tekilaAthens
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

I am not a big fan of zoos but this is a pretty good one. I went with a friend and her 5 year old son who had a great time. My adult son went also on his own and he found it interesting and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X598THrichardm
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Is just all right. Is not the most beautiful. There are not alot of animals. And the ones that are there are sad to see. They don have enough room. The place really neglected, there are not signs to know where u are. Or some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adriana1232013
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

The zoo was included at half price with our basil card and it was a nice couple of house walking through the zoo. the zoo itself is a little out of date, but they speak a fair few languages and the staff were friendly. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 829callumm
Reviewed 30 December 2018

What an interesting place to visit. The zoo is very clean and well maintained. The animals are close enough to seemingly pet yet, far enough away to keep you safe.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sympatico1
Reviewed 30 December 2018

This zoo is one of the best ones I have visited. They have just about every animal you can think of and they seem to be treated very well and all have plenty of space to live and have fun. The highlights for us were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AJF00D
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Visited here on a cold day mid December Easy to reach by tram no 10, which stops right outside. They accepted our Basel card which gave us a 50% reduction without a problem. Spent a good few hours wandering around. They had a good selection...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from The_Swiss_One | Reviewed this property |
Children aged 6 to 15 9.00 CHF Young people aged 16 to 24 14.00 CHF Adults aged 25 to 61 20.00 CHF Tarif senior as of 62 years 18.00 CHF Families: parents with their own children aged under 20... More
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Response from KF0x | Reviewed this property |
They normally do walk the penguins on a daily basis, in the morning, but this depends on the weather. Please do check the website for the exact times - or give them a call in advance, just to be sure that you don't create... More