Besucher Information

Visitor Information

The Zoological and Palaeontological Museum is open

All visitors 16 years of age and older must present a valid COVID certificate and an ID to visit the museum.

Visits for groups of 6 or more persons are possible, but an online registration is obligatory. Link

Step by step, the following events are planned to take place again in the museum. Link

Birthday parties and guided tours for school classes and groups can be booked again.
Please contact us for more information

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Address Contact
Zoological Museum Tel: +41 44 634 38 38
of the University of Zurich Fax: +41 44 634 38 39
Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4
CH-8006 Zurich How to find us
Free entrance The museum is wheelchair accessible
ATTENTION: Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Regular opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening hours during Public Holidays
24th December closed
Christmas (25th December) closed
Boxing Day (26th December) closed
New Year’s Eve (31th December) closed
New Year (1st January) closed
2nd January clsoed

Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Saturday
Easter Sunday

Easter Monday

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Sechseläuten Monday closed
Ascension Day 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pentecost Saturday
Pentecost Sunday
Whit Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
International Worker’s Day (1st May) closed
Confederation Day (1st August) closed
Knabenschiessen Monday closed
Federal Prayday (Sunday) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.