We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Zoological Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Karl Schmid-Str. 4, Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 44 634 38 38
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 132 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great find within reach of central Zurich

A steep but brief climb from Zurich Altstadt we found this great museum with a good mix of traditional and interactive exhibits which kept 8 and 12 yr old engaged for a couple of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
chri571
,
Bedford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 53: English reviews
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A steep but brief climb from Zurich Altstadt we found this great museum with a good mix of traditional and interactive exhibits which kept 8 and 12 yr old engaged for a couple of hours as well as Mum and Dad. Some stunning fossil exhibits. Handy picnic area and a small gift shop.

Helpful?
Thank chri571
Level Contributor
74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite small but very serviceable Zoological museum. Exhibits were good, lots of animals, signs were in German (obviously). Hardly any of the fossils had estimated ages on, which was a shame.

Helpful?
Thank Giles B
Winterthur, Switzerland
Level Contributor
98 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

we were here with our grandson (10) and had a great and interesting stay: lots to explore, do, see very interesting short films in a cinema room, microscopes etc. And we were not alone: tons of families were there, seems to be an insider's tip for families....

Helpful?
Thank Chrigel2014
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited here alone and needed only 30 minutes to walk around and see everything. I didn't go into any exhibitions but I would like to return for one. The museum is clean, well presented, well lit and the cases and quality of the furnishings and equipment is of a good quality. There is a vending machine for drinks including... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hippypop
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This museum is so well-recognized and it has a lot of valuable fossils through out the Earth history. Great for everyone from all ages to enjoy. And most importantly, it is free to all.

Helpful?
Thank Minh Duc P
Level Contributor
101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is educational for all ages, broad in its exposition covering all continents and free to visit. Excellent and highly recommended!

Helpful?
Thank Gauttle
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
129 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a lovely well-curated and free museum at the University of Zurich, easily reached by a pleasant walk or no. 30 tram from Zentral. Great activities for all, and excellent exhibitions. The University has lovely grounds. Plenty for children to do. Happy atmosphere when I visited. Obviously a popular place for locals (with/without children). Very appealing. Perfect for a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Fionayael
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
199 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This Museum at the University is free and offers an excellent selection of prehistoric and regional birds, reptiles and animals.You can take the cable car up the hill as the Museum is located on the top of the hill. Fun for the kids, a great view of the City and a worthwhile museum.

Helpful?
Thank russell85
United States
Level Contributor
206 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

It was a short pleasant walk from the train station. There are displays outside of the building. This place is free. Take your time, there is much to see in the 2 small floors. I really liked the mythical creatures among all the many many animals on display. It is hard to deicide where to start. It is all very... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rudi R
Vevey, Switzerland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

A free entrance nice museum with a good exhibition, microscope to surprise kids and puzzles to put together. There is also a minicinema to watch a movie about animal life. Do not miss it especially if you have kids

Helpful?
2 Thank fionavev

Travellers who viewed Zoological Museum also viewed

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 

Been to Zoological Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zoological Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Zoological Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?