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Ljubljana Zoo is a relatively small one but if you are in town it is worth seeing. It is situated within the natural forest only 30 minutes walk from the city centre. For a fee you can “adopt” your own animal and come and see it being fed.

It is recommended that you visit the Zoo on the weekend when guided tours and workshops usually take place. It is reachable by foot, car or by chartered bus.

A Forest Zoo

Ljubljana zoo is not huge but is big enough to make a lovely day out.

It has a certain charm, being situated within the confines of a forest, which also gives you the chance of a pleasant walk and the combination of local flora and world-wide fauna.

With numerous workshops and activities, Ljubljana zoo is very welcoming to visitors.

If you are tired, take a seat and have a coffee or a snack at the zoo bar. Saturdays or Sundays are usually the busiest.

Perfect for Children

You can help out or just watch the feeding of the animals, or lose your fear of spiders, snakes and scorpions by holding them in your hands – under the supervision of a zoo mentor, of course.

If you prefer these scary creatures behind bars then join the pigs and sheep instead or simply stroll around and admire them from a safe distance.

There are numerous workshops and activities organized with children in mind. In case you are travelling with your kids, they will enjoy the zoo for sure. 

Click here to find out more about where to take your kids to have fun in Ljubljana. 

Getting There

The zoo is located in the west of the city and is only half an hour walk from the centre. Thus a pleasant stroll or bike ride on a lovely sunny day is always a smart and healthy option.

If you are travelling by car head towards Vecna Pot. Since the zoo is located by the road, you cannot miss it – and with many parking spaces available you won’t have any issues there.

If you take a city bus, take zoo bus No. 18, which travels several times a day from the city centre to the zoo and back. Its starting point is at  Bavarski dvor (a bus-stop where Slovenska cesta meets Tivolska).

Opening Hours

  • January, December: 9 am – 4.30 pm
  • February, March and November: 9 am – 5.30 pm
  • October: 9 am – 6 pm
  • April, May, June, July, August, September: 9 am – 7 pm


Address:  Vecna pot 70, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 24 42 188