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Tierpark und Fossilium

City: Bochum 44791
Federal State: North Rhine-Westphalia

Size: 2,1 ha (5.25 acre)

Animals: 3550 animals of 330 species

Opened in 1937

This collection is mainly an animal park                                                                                                         

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children
Playground, pony riding

StreichelnPetting animals
Children's zoo

TiershowsTalks & shows
Feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, penguins, sharks

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
On prior arrangement / reservation

EssenEat & drink
Kiosk, restaurant
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Baby changing room

InfoShop and publications

Dogs allowed (on a leash)

TermineEvents during the year
Childrens festival, school holidays events

HippSpecial hints
Birthday arrangements

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotApril until September 9 - 19 hrs.
 dotMarch and October 9 - 18 hrs., November until February 9 - 16:30 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 7 €
 dotChildren (age 3 - 17): 3,5 €
 dotConcessions/reduced admission fees; groups discount rates, annual/season passes

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A40 exit 36 Ruhrstadion, signposted.

Anfahrt & By public transport: From the main railway station take bus no. 354 to Tierpark

Aerial view and map at maps.google, in new window
(for street map, click there on map and zoom out)

Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotRalf Slabik, Direktor
 dotKerstin Schulze, Stellv. Dir., Leiterin Zooschule


PostAddress: Klinikstraße 49, 44791 Bochum, GERMANY
Operated by: gGmbH
Member of: DTG, EAZA, VdZ

MailE-mail: info@tierpark-bochum.de
WebWebsite: http://www.tierpark-bochum.de

* Please note: Most information given about the zoos is derived from our zoo database in German language by parsing keywords or auto-translation. While this works very well with most data, in some cases it might result in odd translation or missing additional details. You might want to have a look at the german German version for control and additional information.

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