Aalborg Zoo is one of Denmark's smallest but also friendliest zoos. The park is located quite centrally in the city and the whole family gets an exciting insight into the world of animals.
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- Tips for your visit! (Pictures)
- Opening hours
- Pricing, discounts and annual pass
- Events and special exhibitions
The zoo located in Aalborg is one of Denmark's biggest attractions and a sure hit among families with children. The great popularity can be seen, among other things, in the large number of annual tickets sold, as well as the fact that the zoo is in the top 25 when we look at Denmark's most visited attractions. If you are in Aalborg, and like animals, then a visit here is a must try.
The place offers a small, cozy garden with experiences for the whole family. Everywhere in the garden there are small oases with green areas where you can enjoy the rich wildlife.
There are many reasons to come again and again, and there are various activities, special exhibitions and events all year round that can entertain and make both children and adults wise to the world's nature and wildlife.
Christmas in Aalborg Zoo
Since 2019, Aalborg Zoo has held Christmas in the Zoo, where the doors are opened for a spectacular decoration of the park. An extremely popular tradition has been created with magical light landscapes and thousands of Christmas lights that guests can follow and admire through their walk around the garden.
Christmas in the Zoo is a completely different way to experience the zoo, where the darkness and the beautiful lights are more in focus than the animals.
In 2020, the zoo with their Santa hit in the snowglobe, a very corona-friendly way to let the kids greet Santa. That initiative went viral on media around the world. In 2021, it was special that you could experience Dino in the Dark - a Christmas edition of the park's dinosaur exhibit.
Christmas in the Zoo is extremely popular for guests from near and far and we can highly recommend a visit when you want in the right Christmas mood.
News 2022: Crawling and Crawling - Do You Dare?
Visit the exhibition HUGE crawling & crawling. Here you enter an adventurous universe with insects and giant insects. You meet a three-meter-high bird ladder cup, experience a giant vomit fly and come face to face with a two-meter-long mosquito.
With the exhibition, we want to focus on biodiversity, because in Denmark there are more and more areas with low biodiversity, ie areas where only a few different animals and plants can live. The dissemination is at child height, so that both young and old can become wiser about the concept, test their knowledge and get good advice on how we can contribute to preserving or increasing biodiversity in Denmark.
On weekends, you can also meet our cute and clever Zoo guides, who can make you much wiser about all the glorious crib-crib life.
News 2022: Halloween debut
In the autumn, Aalborg Zoo will welcome you to a garden in the spirit of Halloween. This is the first time that Aalborg Zoo is transforming the garden into a spooky, cozy universe.
More information to come…
News 2022: New Orangutan facility
This year's big news at Aalborg Zoo takes place on 11 June, when the new orangutan facility opens. The facility will be home to Denmark's only Borneo orangutans. This is one of the endangered animal species, which Aalborg Zoo partly contributes to protecting in nature and partly is part of international breeding cooperation to help preserve the species in the future.
The outdoor facility will be over ten meters high and will include climbing ropes and hanging nests, large trees and flexible climbing poles. The hanging nests give the orangutans places in the height where they can seek shelter and shade.
Orangutans live most of their lives in the treetops and rarely move on land. In the new facility, we can stimulate this natural behavior and give the orangutans optimal opportunities to unfold as tree-dwelling animals.
Extinction - dare you join?
Again in 2021 you can experience the spectacular dinosaur exhibit, which tells the story of how dinosaurs have evolved over millions of years.
During our own visit, we explored among the roaring, lifelike giants, all of whom were life-size. This really impressed the kids.
Unique experiences up close
Take a walk on the impressive footbridge, which provides a unique view of the lion and tiger facility, and get up close and personal when the majestic predators are fed in their indoor facility. Step into the area of the cute goats, who are always ready to be cuddled, and experience the pink flamingos up close.
The savannah has come to the city of Aalborg, and here you can, among other things, get close to the world's tallest animal - the giraffe.
On the Savannah, a footbridge has been established in 2020, so that the children can reach eye level with the giraffes.
Events and activities for young and old
The garden offers a sea of activities and attractions for the whole family all year round. In the middle of the garden you will find a large playground with, among other things, swings, climbing tower and slides.
On Zoofariscenen, located next to the playground, you can experience trained animals and exciting stories about the animals' strange world. Every day, it is also possible to get very close when the many animals of the garden are fed.
On Aalborg Zoos Facebook you can also see what has happened right now of special events etc.
In line with the dinosaur special exhibition, you can also dig for fossils in the large sandbox, where both bones and eggs from the magnificent dinosaurs are hidden.
To give you a quick overview of admission and annual passes, we have made this table:
High season 2021: March 27 - September 30
Low season 2021: January 2 - March 26 + October 1 - December 30
|Low season||High season||Season ticket|
|Adult||190 kr.||210 kr.||465 kr.|
|Children (3-11 years)||105 kr.||125 kr.||295 kr.|
|Student *||152 kr.||168 kr.||375 kr.|
* Students must be able to present a valid student card when purchasing a ticket and annual card. Therefore, these can only be purchased at the entrance
Note: The park is closed on 31 December and 1 January.
- 20 % discount is given to groups of 20+
- On Christmas Eve, 24 December, it has been open since 2009 at 10-13 med free entry(!), sponsored by Aalborg Zoo and Nordjyske Medier
If you buy annual passes, you can visit the park as often as you like. It also provides a free visit to e.g. Ree Park at Djursland, Odense Zoo and Givskud Zoo, discounts in other attractions as well as a lot of other benefits and experiences.
One of the things that makes season tickets especially popular with guests is that you can visit the park all year round. Aalborg Zoo opening hours are as follows:
Open every day from 10:00
(Only with the exception of December 31 and January 1).
Possibilities for parking
It is quite free to park by the garden. There are parking spaces for more than 800 cars outside the entrance to the garden as well as in the surrounding area. There is a maximum of 500 meters to the garden from the car parks furthest away.
What do the guests say?
Frequently asked questions
Below we have compiled a list of all the conceivable questions we have received from guests - and which we can otherwise think of.
If you do not find the answer to your question below, you are very welcome to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The price for admission to Aalborg Zoo 2021 is:
- Children from NOK 105.
- Adults from DKK 190.
- Students from DKK 152
There is also a 20% discount for groups of min. 20 people.
It is open every single day from 10 am. However, the park is completely closed on 31 December and 1 January.
Yes it is there. Much has been done to make the garden easy for everyone to walk in. It is possible to borrow a free wheelchair from the staff at the entrance.
Yes. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and do not bother the zoo animals and the other guests. Note that it is not in all animal houses that dogs are allowed to be brought. This is marked on the individual houses.
There is free parking for more than 800 cars in the area around the main entrance and the garden itself.
When you buy an annual card, you can visit the park as often as you want, from the day you buy the card, and one year onwards.
8 hectares, which makes Aalborg Zoo one of the smallest zoos in Denmark.