Tours and activities for schools and nurseries

Treat your schools or nurseries to a very special outing at Zoo Berlin. As an extracurricular learning centre, the Zoo offers a range of tours and projects adapted to every age group. Based on the Berlin curriculum, the tours and projects cleverly combine extraordinary animal experiences with natural science teaching.

    Please note the current coronavirus precautions when booking tours and experiences. You can find more information here.

    Years 1 & 2

    Below you will find the range of tours for grades 1-2 per topic area of the framework curriculum.

    • What animals do you know? How can we classify them?

      Appropriate tours:

      • Zoo expedition (perfect for school hiking days)
      • Monkeying around
      • Pick your favourites – you decide which animals to visit

       

    • Pets, domestic animals, wild animals

      Appropriate tours:

      • Pets, domestic animals and wild animals – a comparison

      You can download more information about tours for Years 1 & 2 here: PDF DOWNLOAD

      All at a glance!

      • Duration

        75-90 min.; workshops: three teaching units (2 to 2.5 hours)

      • Language

        German or English

      • Price

        €40 (plus admission)
        Workshops: €60 (plus admission)

        Regular school admission prices apply. You can find a price overview here. Please remember to bring along a properly filled out and stamped form for school visitors.

      • Participants

        One school class

      • Booking

        To enable us to prepare properly for your visit, we will need the following information:

        • School name, type of school
        • Year, class size, special information about the class, preferred topic
        • Is the trip part of a school hiking day or a supplement to classroom teaching?

        and

        • Contact person with his/her telephone number and/or email address


        To ensure you can reserve your preferred date and time, please send a booking request at least 14 days in advance.

      • Any questions?

        Contact us at zooschule@zoo-berlin.de or call +49 (0)30 2540 1400.

      • Up-to-date animal info!

        You can sign up to our school newsletter free of chargehere.

      Please note the current coronavirus precautions when booking tours and experiences. You can find more information here.

      Years 3 & 4

      Below you will find the range of tours for grades 3-4 per topic area of the framework curriculum.

      • What animals do you know? How can we classify them?

        Appropriate tours:

        • Zoo expedition (perfect for school hiking days)
        • Monkeying around
        • All about predators
        • All about pachyderms

         

      • Habitats and their inhabitants – how they interact

        Appropriate tours:

        • Adapting to life in the water
        • Adapting to life in polar regions
        • Why do animals have tails?
      • Pets, domestic animals, wild animals

        Appropriate tours:

        • Pets, domestic animals and wild animals – a comparison
      • The four seasons: Changes in nature

        Appropriate tours:

        • Animals in winter

         

        You can download more information about tours for Years 3 & 4 here: DOWNLOAD

         

        All at a glance!

        • Duration

          75-90 min.; workshops: three teaching units (2 to 2.5 hours)

        • Language

          German or English

        • Price

          €40 (plus admission)
          Workshops: €60 (plus admission)

          Regular school admission prices apply. You can find a price overview here. Please remember to bring along a properly filled out and stamped form for school visitors.

        • Participants

          One school class

        • Booking

          To enable us to prepare properly for your visit, we will need the following information:

          • School name, type of school
          • Year, class size, special information about the class, preferred topic
          • Is the trip part of a school hiking day or a supplement to classroom teaching?

          and

          • Contact person with his/her telephone number and/or email address


          To ensure you can reserve your preferred date and time, please send a booking request at least 14 days in advance.

        • Any questions?

          Contact us at zooschule@zoo-berlin.de or call +49 (0)30 2540 1400.

        • Up-to-date animal info!

          You can sign up to our school newsletter free of chargehere.

        Please note the current coronavirus precautions when booking tours and experiences. You can find more information here.

        Years 5 & 6

        Below you will find the range of tours for grades 5-6 per topic area of the framework curriculum.

        • What animals do you know? How can we classify them?

          Appropriate tours:

          • Learning stations in the Primate House (with extended independent study period)
          • All about pachyderms

           

        • How organisms interact

          Appropriate tours:

          • Predators and prey – survival in the animal kingdom
          • Food inside and out – animal diets and nutrition
        • Habitats and their inhabitants – how they interact

          Appropriate tours:

          • Adapting to life in the water
          • Adapting to life in polar regions
          • Habitat adaptations
        • Pets, domestic animals, wild animals

          Appropriate tours:

          • Pets, domestic animals and wild animals – a comparison

           

        • Animals in motion

          Appropriate tours:

          • Moving across land and through water
          • Moving in the air

           

        • Sensory perception

          Appropriate tours:

          • Sight, smell and hearing in the animal kingdom

           

        • Species conservation

          Appropriate tours:

          • Threatened Zoo inhabitants – the last of their kind

           

          You can download more information about tours for Years 5 & 6 here: DOWNLOAD

           

          All at a glance!

          • Duration

            75-90 min.; workshops: three teaching units (2 to 2.5 hours)

          • Language

            German or English

          • Price

            €40 (plus admission)
            Workshops: €60 (plus admission)

            Regular school admission prices apply. You can find a price overview here. Please remember to bring along a properly filled out and stamped form for school visitors.

          • Participants

            One school class

          • Booking

            To enable us to prepare properly for your visit, we will need the following information:

            • School name, type of school
            • Year, class size, special information about the class, preferred topic
            • Is the trip part of a school hiking day or a supplement to classroom teaching?

            and

            • Contact person with his/her telephone number and/or email address


            To ensure you can reserve your preferred date and time, please send a booking request at least 14 days in advance.

          • Any questions?

            Contact us at zooschule@zoo-berlin.de or call +49 (0)30 2540 1400.

          • Up-to-date animal info!

            You can sign up to our school newsletter free of chargehere.

          Please note the current coronavirus precautions when booking tours and experiences. You can find more information here.

          Years 7 & 8

          Below you will find the range of tours for grades 7-8 per topic area of the framework curriculum.

          • What animals do you know? How can we classify them?

            Appropriate tours:

            • Learning stations in the Primate House (with extended independent study period)

             

          • Habitats and their inhabitants – how they interact

            Appropriate tours:

            • Extreme habitat adaptations
            • The rainforests, plains and deserts of Africa
            • Predators and prey – survival in the animal kingdom
          • Communication and the senses

            Appropriate tours:

            • Animal communications
            • Sight, smell and hearing in the animal kingdom
          • Species conservation

            Appropriate tours:

            • Threatened Zoo inhabitants – the last of their kind

             

          • Workshop 1: Monkeys

            Subject: Personal hygiene in monkeys – behavioural research (three teaching units)

             

            You can download more information about tours for Years 7 & 8 here: DOWNLOAD

             

            All at a glance!

            • Duration

              75-90 min.; workshops: three teaching units (2 to 2.5 hours)

            • Language

              German or English

            • Price

              €40 (plus admission)
              Workshops: €60 (plus admission)

              Regular school admission prices apply. You can find a price overview here. Please remember to bring along a properly filled out and stamped form for school visitors.

            • Participants

              One school class

            • Booking

              To enable us to prepare properly for your visit, we will need the following information:

              • School name, type of school
              • Year, class size, special information about the class, preferred topic
              • Is the trip part of a school hiking day or a supplement to classroom teaching?

              and

              • Contact person with his/her telephone number and/or email address


              To ensure you can reserve your preferred date and time, please send a booking request at least 14 days in advance.

            • Any questions?

              Contact us at zooschule@zoo-berlin.de or call +49 (0)30 2540 1400.

            • Up-to-date animal info!

              You can sign up to our school newsletter free of chargehere.

            Please note the current coronavirus precautions when booking tours and experiences. You can find more information here.

            Years 9 & 10

            Below you will find the range of tours for grades 9-10 per topic area of the framework curriculum.

            • Habitats and their inhabitants – how they interact

              Appropriate tours:

              • Extreme habitat adaptations
            • Communication and the senses

              Appropriate tours:

              • Animal communications
            • Evolution

              Appropriate tours:

              • Evolution – terms, processes and indicators
              • Evolution of primates

               

            • Reproduction

              Appropriate tours:

              • Comparing reproductive strategies

               

            • Species conservation & climate change

              Appropriate tours:

              • Climate change – its impact on animals
              • Threatened Zoo inhabitants – the last of their kind

               

            • Career orientation (Year 9)

              Appropriate tours:

              • Subject: Working at the Zoo

               

            • Workshop 2: Baboons

              Subject: The social life of baboons – behavioural research (three teaching units)

               

              You can download more information about tours for Years 9 & 10 here: DOWNLOAD

               

              All at a glance!

              • Duration

                75-90 min.; workshops: three teaching units (2 to 2.5 hours)

              • Language

                German or English

              • Price

                €40 (plus admission)
                Workshops: €60 (plus admission)

                Regular school admission prices apply. You can find a price overview here. Please remember to bring along a properly filled out and stamped form for school visitors.

              • Participants

                One school class

              • Booking

                To enable us to prepare properly for your visit, we will need the following information:

                • School name, type of school
                • Year, class size, special information about the class, preferred topic
                • Is the trip part of a school hiking day or a supplement to classroom teaching?

                and

                • Contact person with his/her telephone number and/or email address


                To ensure you can reserve your preferred date and time, please send a booking request at least 14 days in advance.

              • Any questions?

                Contact us at zooschule@zoo-berlin.de or call +49 (0)30 2540 1400.

              • Up-to-date animal info!

                You can sign up to our school newsletter free of chargehere.

              Please note the current coronavirus precautions when booking tours and experiences. You can find more information here.

              Years 11, 12 & 13

              Below you will find the range of tours for grades 11-13 per topic area of the framework curriculum.

              • Reproduction

                Appropriate tours:

                • Comparing reproductive strategies

                 

              • Evolution

                Appropriate tours:

                • Evolution – terms, processes and indicators
                • Human evolution – a comparison with primates
              • Habitats and their inhabitants – how they interact

                Appropriate tours:

                • Extreme habitat adaptations
              • Species conservation & climate change

                Appropriate tours:

                • Threatened Zoo inhabitants – the last of their kind
                • Climate change – its impact on animals

                 

              • Workshop 3: Primates

                Subject: The social life of primates – behavioural research (three teaching units)

                 

                You can download more information about tours for Years 11, 12 & 13 here: DOWNLOAD

                 

                All at a glance!

                • Duration

                  75-90 min.; workshops: three teaching units (2 to 2.5 hours)

                • Language

                  German or English

                • Price

                  €40 (plus admission)
                  Workshops: €60 (plus admission)

                  Regular school admission prices apply. You can find a price overview here. Please remember to bring along a properly filled out and stamped form for school visitors.

                • Participants

                  One school class

                • Booking

                  To enable us to prepare properly for your visit, we will need the following information:

                  • School name, type of school
                  • Year, class size, special information about the class, preferred topic
                  • Is the trip part of a school hiking day or a supplement to classroom teaching?

                  and

                  • Contact person with his/her telephone number and/or email address


                  To ensure you can reserve your preferred date and time, please send a booking request at least 14 days in advance.

                • Any questions?

                  Contact us at zooschule@zoo-berlin.de or call +49 (0)30 2540 1400.

                • Up-to-date animal info!

                  You can sign up to our school newsletter free of chargehere.

                Please note the current coronavirus precautions when booking tours and experiences. You can find more information here.

                Teacher training

                Find out what Zoo Berlin has to offer as an extracurricular learning centre. Our cost-free teacher training workshops tell you more about the concepts behind the individual tours and projects and how they link in with the curriculum. You will also gain fascinating insight into the wide range of animals on view here and discover how each tour offers a very special learning experience.

                 

                All at a glance!

                • No. of participants

                  min. 5, max. 30

                • Duration

                  approx. 60 min.

                • Price

                  Free of charge. If you would like to stay in the Zoo afterwards, you can purchase a day ticket at the end of the workshop.

                • Booking

                  To ensure you can reserve your preferred date and time, please send a booking request at least 14 days in advance.

                Please note the current coronavirus precautions when booking tours and experiences. You can find more information here.

                Nurseries

                Our specially developed tours for very young children give day-care groups a unique experience of Zoo Berlin. Under the care of an experienced guide, the children interact with the animal kingdom in a fun and playful way.

                • From the North Pole to the South Pole

                  Who lives in the coldest parts of the planet? How do they survive there? And why will a polar bear never meet a penguin? It’s time for a polar expedition!

                • Who eats what?

                  Every day at Zoo Berlin, around 20,000 animals have to be fed. But who eats what? What are their favourite meals? And who has the biggest appetite?

                • Little zookeepers

                  There is always plenty of work to be done at the zoo. But what exactly does an animal keeper do? Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily life at the zoo. You might even get to help out!

                • The chosen one

                  Is your group is named after a certain animal? Do you have an animal mascot? Or maybe you want to show the children a particular species? This tour focuses on whichever animal you want to see.

                • Little conservationists

                  More and more animals are losing their natural habitats, which means they could become extinct. How can we stop that? On this tour, you embark on a species conservation expedition and learn about what each and every one of us can do to help animals in the wild.

                  All at a glance!

                  • No. of participants

                    one nursery/ after-school group incl. accompanying adults

                  • Duration

                    approx. 75 min.

                  • Language

                    German or English; other languages can sometimes be arranged upon request

                  • Price

                    Tour incl. exclusive feeding        €45

                    In addition, the regular nurseries/day-care admission price applies. You can find a price overview here. Please remember to bring along a properly filled and stamped form for day-care centre visitors.

                  • Booking

                    To ensure you can reserve your preferred date and time, please send a booking request at least 14 days in advance. The following information is required for booking an appointment:

                    • Name, address and telephone number
                    • Name of the nursery or school
                    • Expected number of persons
                    • preferred date and alternative date
                    • Desired tour

                    Please note: Currently, a maximum of 12 people (children and accompanying adults) may participate in our tours.


                Opening hours

                Today, 8. December
                Closed
                 
                Opening hours

                Feedings & Trainings

                • Our animals are full up. No more feeding sessions today.
                All feedings

                Map

                Zoo map

                Arrival

                Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin

                Route (Google)