Zoo Berlin for after-school groups

Age-appropriate and exciting expeditions into the animal kingdom of Zoo Berlin also await junior explorers from after-school centres. These tours are thematically brought into line with the skills and knowledge of older children. We currently offer these guided sessions for after-school groups:

Hunters and the hunted

We devote ourselves to the daily fight for survival of animals on this guided session and clarify issues such as: What makes an animal a hunter and another the hunted prey? Which eating habits are there? Are herbivores really always the hunted and the carnivores the hunters? We seek out typical hunters and typical prey and establish that there are animals that are actually both. The children can also put themselves in the position of the hunter and hunted and consider what survival strategies are necessary.

Journey around the world

We initially take a look at the animal kingdom using a world map and then get an insight into some of the planet's history on this guided session. We then visit the typical animals of each continent. The children learn interesting facts about different habitats as well as the particular challenges facing the animals that live on the various continents.

Giraffes, monkeys and elephants

They are among the favourites of the younger visitors to the Zoo, and this why we dedicate a complete guided session solely to the elephants, giraffes and monkeys for the junior explorers in Zoo Berlin. There are a lot of exiting and fascinating facts to be learned about the animals themselves, their homes, their social behaviour and their many individualities.

Colourful or inconspicuous – why animals look the way they do

While some animals bear a colourful plumage, striking fur or colourful spots, others have a simple, inconspicuous appearance. Which animals appear inconspicuously, which are colourful or are adorned with seemingly nonsensical body parts? We take a more precise look at males and females and get to the bottom of the different development of their appearance.


  • Appointment by telephone and further information from Zoo Berlin Tel. 030 25 40 1 400
  • You are also welcome to write us an email: zooschule@noSpamzoo-berlin.de
  • No booking without prior arrangement possible

Telephone times:

Monday12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Friday11 a.m.–3 p.m.




All guided sessions begin at the Hardenbergplatz entrance – the Löwentor – directly opposite the Zoologischer Garten U-bahn, S-bahn and bus stations. Please make yourself known at the ticket office there.


  • €45 guided-session fee
  • Day-care centre children have free entry to the Zoo, but children in after school care pay €3.50.
  • The carer of each group gets free entry.
  • Day-care centres: 1 adult per 5 children
  • Schools: 1 adult per 15 children

After booking by telephone, a deposit of EUR 45 must be paid two (2) weeks before the event date, if possible. Please make this to our account at Commerzbank, sort code: 100 400 00; the account number is obtained on request. Key word: Day-care centre guided session – name of the day-care centre – date of the event as booked. The advance payment is to secure your booking and will be proportionately retained as a processing fee for no-shows to the guided session.

We make every effort to cater for your needs. There is always the risk of shifts in the programme due to operational reasons!