In 2019, you can visit the ZOOM World of Experience with the RUHR.TOPCARD free of charge from 01.01.-12.04.2019. On an area of more than 30 ha you can expect the adventure worlds "Alaska", "Africa" and "Asia" with more than 900 animals.


entrance free

ZOOM Erlebniswelt


One-off free admission. Does not apply to visits to special exhibitions. Valid: 01/01 - 12/04. Our tip: Visit the zoo in January or February since the zoo is very busy in March.

Additional information:

The ticket office shuts 1 hour before the zoo closes. What’s more, the entrances to the experience worlds, Alaska Ice Adventure, Lemur Island and Huawei Green Planet all close 30 minutes before the zoo shuts. Weather-related restrictions may apply in winter (see

Experience a round the world trip in just one day within the ZOOM Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen, at the heart of the Ruhr region. The experience worlds of Alaska, Africa and Asia have been created on an area of more than 30 ha. They offer a natural home to more than 900 animals, made up of over 100 different species. The impressive landscape architecture, with its almost invisible limits, permits exciting movements between people and animals. Additional attractions such as the Alaska Ice Adventure, a motion ride simulation through various vegetation areas of Alaska, make the adventure trip into a varied experience for all ages.

Address & Contact

Bleckstraße 64
45889 Gelsenkirchen
Tel. 0209-95450

opening hours

01/01 - 14/03: 10:00 - 17:00, 15/03 - 12/04: 9:00 - 18:00


Info Hotline
+49 1806.1816180
(€ 0,20/call from German landline;
€ 0,60/call from the mobile phone network.)

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