Prague Zoo
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Prague Zoological Garden is situated near the center of the Czech capital, in a unique rugged landscape on the bank of the Vltava River. It opened in 1931 and during its existence of more than 80 years it has risen to become one of the most prestigious zoos in the world. Today, it is the second most visited tourist destination in the Czech Republic, just after Prague Castle. 5,049 animals and 676 species live in Prague Zoo. You can explore 13 pavilions and 150 exhibits over 58 hectares. The kids will love the Bororo Reserve, chairlift, mini-train, observation tower, paddling pool and Children’s Zoo. The pride of the zoo is its Elephant Valley, home to a sizeable herd of Asian elephants. The Giant Salamander House, where you can see the largest amphibians in the world – the critically endangered Chinese Giant Salamanders – is extraordinary as well; and the African House with an adjacent vast meadow inhabited by herds of antelopes and giraffes is worth your attention, too.
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  • Anna S
    Wirral, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Amazing zoo, the enclosers are well thought out, and the animals seem happy and warm, we went in cold February but all the houses were heated for the animals and visitors. There was not many visitors so our views of the animals was brilliant. I live near Chester zoo and I would say Prague zoo is on par with it, and a lot cheaper. Easy to get to, go on the redline metro, and then get a bus right outside the station which takes you directly to the zoo.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 3 March 2023
  • Rey M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blown away!
    Perhaps the best zoo I've been to. Me and my partner decided to visit the zoo on our last day of holiday despite being told its not great and we were completely shocked to how amazing it was. Firstly, the ticket price was very little, so we wasn't expecting much but we soon realised how big this place was and the diverse range of animals they have. The level of care and well though-out animal enclosures was fantastic, and the specious layout of the zoo is refreshing and also allows for some amazing views. We were totally mesmerised by the indoor monkey climate, polar bears and many other animals. Me and my partner loved the fact that this zoo is very immersive and you are allowed to roam around with some of the animals, which is something you don't get much of in UK zoos. Its worth noting that there're many hills in the zoo, so make sure to bring water and some comfortable shoes.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Dylan
    St Helens, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really good zoo
    This is a great zoo, with a number of animals and ability to roam around. We went on a cold day (it was snowing) but we still got to see a number of the animals. Many of the enclosures have indoor and outdoor sections so if the animal was not outside you could go and see it inside. We saw the elephants being looked after in their indoor accommodation and had good fun with the gorillas.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Madeline K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    huge zoo
    We had a lovely time at this zoo, it’s massive and took the whole day for us to walk around. There are lots of places to get food and lots of toilets, clear maps and signs to find your way around. The cable car was fun, and took you to the top of the zoo. Although some of the animals hadn’t been let out into their outdoor spaces you could still view them inside. Overall it was a great day!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Dingbat1982
    Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom676 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing zoo
    We travelled most of the way by tram and then walked the last 20 minutes to the zoo. There was a long queue at the main entrance but a member of staff was there advising people to walk to one of the other two entrances (north or south). We walked to the south entrance and went straight in. Family ticket price is about £30 so really reasonable and worth every penny. The zoo has so much to do, loads of different animals and play areas as well as the chair lifts (approx £5 one way). Lots of places to eat, shops and toilets. Saw the penguins being fed. Really brilliant day out, so glad we visited. Got the bus back from outside the zoo then changed to the tram. Really east travel.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Ognyan S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing zoo
    Best zoo I’ve been to. You get close to so many different animals and it is a good time for both kids and adults. Things like the infrastructure, the surrounding nature, the lift and some of the indoor centres make this zoo standout. It is also really big and one visit might not be enough to see everything.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Jon D
    Bristol, United Kingdom273 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top class zoo
    Wonderful zoo just on the outskirts of Prague so about 15mins drive from the old town centre. Was told to plan 3 hours but you need 4-5 hours to fully appreciate this amazing place. The guide is well worth the 5KR fee and easy to navigate around although i recommend the cable car journey up to the top otherwise a long steep walk is in order. The zoo was clean, spacious and animals were of a fantastic variety and all looked well cared for.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2023
  • AdyWilton
    Wilton, United Kingdom92 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than you average Zoo.
    I’m not a great fan of zoos and don’t often visit them as animals should really be free and out in the wild, not locked up behind bars. That said, captive breeding programmes are perhaps the last chance to try and prevent extinction through poaching and man’s greed at the expense of nature, and Prague Zoo does tick that box. It is huge - we were there walking around for nearly four hours - but it is still depressing to see Polar Bears going around in circles (a new much larger enclosure is being built), tiny cages for many birds, sea lions going backwards and forwards doing ‘lengths’ in their pool and other animals that should be at home on the African Savanna, stuck in a field. There are many restaurants and snack bars; the toilets are clean; there are facts, figures and other notes about every animal to educate visitors; everything is very well signposted and accessible, and together with the breeding programme I feel I can just about give 4 stars. There are many worse zoos out there but this is one of the better ones.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Jeroen W
    Laren, The Netherlands36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spot the different tigers!
    Generally people don't go to Prague to visit the zoo; it is more beer and medieval jousting type of place. But, boy, was the zoo a pleasant surprise. We have been to zoo's all over the world, but Prague is definitely a favourite for us now. Fantastically kept grounds, amazing animal enclosures (the giraffe and elephant grounds are truly stunning). This is where you find all three tiger families and spot the differences. The old chairlift to the top is a must do. Highly recommended.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Jenny
    Copenhagen, Denmark8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place! We loved it!😍
    We loved it! Zoo was big and there was many animals. I read that it’s hard to see animals, but it was easy for us. There is a alot of restaurants/coffee places/souvenirs shops, so not a need to be prepared with own things. It was 14€, so it was cheap. Very nice place. U need your best walking shoes because it’s BIG. :-)
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
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Emmica_ZG
Zagreb, Croatia83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It seemed to us that the ZOO has doubled in size and in the number of animals in 5 years since we last visited.
Family ticket is 1000CZK and it’s well worth it. We were there for 6 hours and could have stayed longer. I recommend buying a map at the entrance (20CZK if I remember correctly) because it’s a large area and it goes uphill.
We had lunch in a restaurant Golab and we were pleasantly surprised because we had low expectations (food in Zoo’s are usually poor quality and overpriced) bit it was quite delicious - especially Thai chicken and reasonably priced.
Don’t miss the ZOO when visiting Prague!!
Written 29 February 2024
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Georgia
Brentwood, UK28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Loved it and definitely worth visiting. As we went in January a lot of animals were inside or weren't even there and probably at another zoo. The indoor cages seemed slightly small but you could see they had more space behind them that the public couldn't see into. Despite this, the outdoor enclosures are massive and the animals clearly have so much space and are attended to very well. It probably is amazing here in the summer. It was also really cheap to get in compared to prices at home (roughly £11 in Prague and about £35 in England). A lot of restaurants etc were closed probably to save money in the quieter months so I'd say definitely worth a visit in spring before it gets too busy in the summer.
Written 11 February 2024
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sammy1987
Wigan, UK396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great day out, the zoo is huge. We had a great day apart from when it started raining but luckily we saw quite a lot of the zoo .
Would be great if they put some arrows on the floor with best route to walk . We wanted a map but the machine wasn’t working to purchase one.

Some amazing beautiful animals. All look well cared for.
This is one of the best zoos I’ve been to in Europe. Really liked the rainforest type enclosures.

Definitely recommend a visit if you like animals
Written 8 February 2024
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Bex
Kent, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This zoo is amazing. The best I’ve been to. Be prepared for lots of walking but it’s worth it. Enclosures were all clean and easy to see all the animals. A great day out.
Written 27 January 2024
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paul a
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Unfortunately my visit was ruined by a very rude and obnoxious female staff member at the exit of the zoo on 18-1-2024. Zoo itself was quite amazing and animals were incredible such as the polar bear, Tigers, lions and orangutans. We were very happy with the day until
We asked a simple question upon the exit of the zoo and was met with a very incompetent and hostile young female. It left a terrible taste in my mouth.
Written 19 January 2024
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Karen
Holmfirth, UK363 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Couples
We do love a zoo! We are members of Chester in the Uk and didn’t think we’d find Prague to be on the same level but it was superb.
It’s a large zoo with so much to see! We were lucky when we visited as it was a dry mild December day and the zoo was so quiet. The animals were all well looked after with good sized enclosure. My favourite had to be the goats, just the best enclosure ever!! We had the most enjoyable day and would highly recommend visiting, such great value for money. It’s out of the city but we got an Uber to and fro.
Written 14 January 2024
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Bazzah
Welford, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Excellent, even in winter on a cold day. Well worth a visit, entrance fee is very modest.

All animals were well looked after, plus the zoo is investing in the future with new enclosures.
Written 11 January 2024
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Mark
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Well worth the money if you have the prague visitors pass its free even if I had to pay I definitely would of well worth the money allow a full day from open to close even in the winter the animals looked so happy super large enclosures lots of walking up and down hills food and drinks good price if I come back I will definitely be going back there
Written 7 January 2024
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Katerina T
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The zoo is located in a beautiful spot high above the city of Prague, so you get spectacular views. It is really large and the surroundings are beautiful. There is a great selection of animals to see and it is really easy to navigate thanks to the signs located at key points. You also get a lot of useful information about the park and the animals from boards located outside each enclosure. We visited in January and it was really nice that many animals had been moved indoors to protect them from the cold weather and all the enclosures were clean and well kept.
The zoo was easy to reach by public transportation, but since we visited on a Bank Holiday it was unbelievably crowded both on the bus and in the park itself. At times it was practically impossible to reach the fence because of the huge crowds standing there- perhaps there should be a limit on the number of visitors the park can accommodate daily, otherwise it gets quite frustrating, not to mention dangerous ( huge crowds in narrow passageways, imagine what could happen in an emergency). Also, apart from the entrance, we did not encounter one single employee, so if you needed directions or assistance, you would have to take a wild guess.
Other than these organisation issues, it is definitely worth a visit.
Written 2 January 2024
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mrsmackies
Troon, UK9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately most of the zoo was closed off, the chair lifts were off, no elephants, giraffes, gorillas, however there was still lots to see. It only cost £22 for us both to get in so it was still well worth a visit and the animals are very well taken care of with plenty of space.
Written 12 December 2023
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