Budapest Zoo

Visit one of the oldest zoos in the world

Budapest Zoo
The Elephant House
The Japanese Garden

Looking for a child-friendly entertainment?

The Budapest Zoo & Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest zoos in the world, having been open to the public since 1866. The Budapest Zoo is home to a number of noteworthy Art Nouveau buildings: the main entrance, the Elephant House, the Bird House and the Palm House. Kids will enjoy the 'Kindergarten', where various baby animals can be seen together in one area. The Budapest Zoo always provides a great experience as it's more like being in a botanical garden with animals.

Budapest Zoo

Angel, one of the elephants (& Asha's mom)

Opening hours:
Jan, Feb & Dec: Monday - Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm
Mar & Oct: Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm, Friday - Sunday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Apr & Sept: Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 5:30 pm, Friday - Sunday: 9 am to 6 pm
May to Aug: Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 6:30 pm, Friday - Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm
Please note, that the cashier closes one hour earlier and the animal houses close half an hour earlier than the Zoo.

Budapest Zoo

Asha, the baby elephant

Entrance fees:
Adult: HUF 2,500
Child & Student: HUF 1,800
Family ticket: HUF 7,300 (2 adults & 2 children)

Getting to the Budapest Zoo:
Take the Millennium Underground (M1) to Széchenyi Fürdő

Insider Tip:
In the summer (July 8 - August 22, 2015), the Budapest Zoo hosts a series of live, open-air evening concerts. It's a unique experience; concerts are held on Wednesdays and usually start at 8:30 pm and the Aquarium and the Palm House both have extended opening hours. The complete schedule is listed on the zoo's website.

Great News: On February 14, 2013, a baby elephant was born in the zoo's historic Elephant House. Her name is Asha, which means hope. You can read about her here: Budapest's Elephant Man

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