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PLAYGROUNDS

The Zoo has four playgrounds: The rabbit playground in the Children's Zoo, the bear cave by the brown bears, the kangaroo playground in Tasmania and the tiger playground by the tigers.

New tiger playground

There is a new playground at the Zoo. Hear project coordinator Katrine Friholm tell about the tiger playground by the tigers where you can find both a jeep, a secret path and two real size tigers.

The kangaroo playground

Jump into the kangaroo pouch of the gigantic wooden kangaroo.

Ride the wooden wombat and try the mini excavator in the sandbox.

The bear cave by the bears

The former brown bear enclosure has been converted into a climbing wall for children.

Unlike in the past where the writing said "Do not climb" and warned enthusiastic audiences about the dangers of falling over the fence,

the writing now says: "Be brave! Climb the wall!"
The floor is covered with orange rubber asphalt, which takes the top of the worst shocks, if they fall down.

 

The rabbit playground

At the rabbit playground children can play around like rabbits, tumble in the tunnels or spy on the adults from glass bubbles in the hills.

Next to the hills there is a rabbit labyrinth. Here the children can follow the signs and see if they can get through “alive”. If the sign shows a carrot, the children must eat the carrot and jump further into the labyrinth.

If the sign shows a bird of prey or a fox they must get away, to avoid getting eaten.

At the rabbit playground there is also a large climbing frame.

When the kids are done climbing, they can poke their heads into the big rabbit heads at the playground, and experience exactly how a rabbit sees and hears the world.

At the running track the children can also compete with rabbits and other animals. How fast can you run? As fast as a cheetah?

CHILDREN'S ZOO

At the Children's Zoo, children can pet a goat, get painted like a tiger or race against a cheetah. They can also meet pigs, ponies and cows. At the rabbit stable they can see different kinds of breeds.

The Zoo Arena

Do you and your child want to learn about the animals? Visit the Zoo Arena when a Zoo educator tells about cows, horses, chickens and rabbits.

The Zoo Arena is open on weekends and public holidays from Easter to the autumn holiday.

The Zoo Arena is open daily from 1 May to 10 August and during the school autumn.
Children are welcome to participate in the activities.


DAILY SCHEDULE

Visit the goats

In Africa the African pygmy goat is kept because of its meat. Zoo uses the pygmy goats as pets.
The African pygmy goat is a sturdy little friendly goat. Feel free to pet the goats.

When it has had enough of the petting, it just goes into the barn, where children do not have access.
Visitors are not allowed to feed the goats.

ZOOLAB: Use your busybodies

In the Zoolab children can get close to insects, learn about animals and cut, draw or plaster castings in our workshops.

The lab is open on weekends, holidays and public holidays. See the themes below.

Themes at Zoolab 2016

The Zoolab is open every day on weekends, during holidays and on public holidays.

January – February: Winter Time Out at the Zoo
Make a wolf mark, cut a landscape and explore fur and skulls from the animals of the North. Learn about how the hedgehog gets through the Danish winter.

27 – 28 February: International polar bear day
The 27th February is the international polar bear day. At the Zoolab you can discover the world of the polar bear. Explore the fur of the polar bear, cut a polar bear and mold a polar bear claw.

5 - 6 March and 12-13 March: The world of bugs
Meet a bug and learn more about the life circle of the bugs. If you dare, you can hold a wheezing cockroach, explore a flour beetle and take a close look at the rose beetle caterpillar.

19 - 28 March: Easter in the Zoo – become an ‘eggspert’
Test your knowledge on eggs with the ‘Eggspert’ –app and see if you can score the title ‘super-eggspert’. You can mold your own hummingbird egg jewelry from cast, cut a secret snowdrop letter and get a taste of an ostrich egg as we make one giant fried egg.

April: Zoo’s nature conservation projects
How do field biologists work with endangered species and nature conservation? And how does the Zoo work with rhinoceroses in South Africa? Hear the answers and cut a white paper rhinoceros in the Zoolab.

5 - 8 May and 14 - 16 May: Creepy Crawly
Children can meet and explore exotic insects up close. Learn more about butterflies, caterpillar and chrysalis. You can also cut a paper butterfly.

21 - 22 and 28 - 29 May + 4 - 5 June: Focus on training
At the Zoolab children can learn how to train their parents just like the Zoo trains their animals.
You can make a target stick which is used during the training and lots of more fun activities.

June - August: Summer Fun
Zoolab is open throughout the summer holidays from 28 June – 10 August with a lot of fun activities every day!

13 - 14 August, 20 - 21 August + 27 - 28 August: Reptiles in the Zoolab
Meet the reptiles in the Zoolab and learn more about them. Can you walk like a crocodile? Cut your own paper crocodile.

3 - 4 September: Farm to table
Taste roasted insects and other nature delicacies.

September - October: Zoo’s nature conservation projects
How do field biologists work with endangered species and nature conservation? And how does the Zoo work with rhinoceroses in South Africa? Get the answers and cut a white paper rhinoceros at the Zoolab.

October: Autumn holiday – meet a zookeeper
The zookeeper will demonstrate how you decorate a great terrarium. What do snakes, mice and insects need?

November: Become a skull expert!
Children can learn more about the animal skull and mold a cool tiger tooth from cast.

December: Arctic workshop
In December children can become experts on Arctic animals and mold their own polar bear claw. They can also fold a beautiful polar bear Christmas heart and make a Christmas card in elephant paper.


DAILY SCHEDULE

FACE PAINTING BOOTH

Children can be painted like their favorite animal. It costs DKK 60. The face painting booths are located near the parrots outside the Tropical Zoo and at the Children's Zoo during the weekends from 10 am to15 pm.

In case of cold or very wet weather the face painting booth will either be located inside the entrance to the Tropical Zoo or remain closed.

FACE PAINTING WEBSITE

ZOO CAMP

Give your child (age 8-10) an extraordinary experience! Zoo organizes camps for children in the summer, autumn and winter holidays.

Children aged 11-12 years can join in a week in August, and children aged 6- 8 can join a one day camp on selected dates during the year.

READ MORE ABOUT ZOO CAMP

BIRTHDAY AT THE ZOO

It is possible to throw birthday parties for children of all ages in the Zoo.

The 4 – 6 year olds can be animal detectives, the 6 -12 year -olds can meet creeps and crawlings, while the 8- 12 year -olds can try out the role as a zookeeper in the Tropical Zoo.

Have a childrens birthday party in the Zoo

DIAPERS AND BABY FOOD

You are welcome to breastfeed your baby at the Zoo. If you need a calm place, there is a breastfeeding corner in Restaurant Provianten. Here you will also find a microwave oven.

Zoo has restrooms with changing tables at the World of Primates, the Tropical Zoo, Children's Zoo, the Elephant House, the Arctic Ring and in Restaurant Provianten.

Restrooms with changing tables