Until the 31 of August buy your discounted ticket on line and join the activities included in the price that we offer every day!
A different type of camp to discover the wonderful world of the Zoo, make new friends and become one of the guardians of nature.
Join the Zoo Club now and come freely into the Zoo all year long!
There are few shelters for urban wildlife in gardens. After pruning and the need to leave them clean and tidy obliges gardeners to remove all old trunks and branches from trees. At the Zoo we have started to change this trend and we are now leaving old tree trunks and standing or fallen dead trees in gardens in order to create spaces that urban wildlife can occupy: we call them bio-trunks.
Old wood is perfect for bats to use the holes; bats make their nests in them, and hedgehogs, lizards, geckos, and small Passeriformes can take cover during rains, and it is the perfect substratum for ants, bees and other insects and spiders that are part of the Zoo's biodiversity.
Photo captions: Cut tree in front of the hyena exhibit
This spring we have distributed the old trunks of two poplars, a Judas tree, two Japanese maples and a plane tree, and we have made different sized holes in them to make them rain shelters, nests and perfect dens for the garden’s wildlife. Take a look at these animal hotels when you are in the Zoo!
For the ninth consecutive year, next weekend (9 and 10 June) we are celebrating A Day of Clown Noses with the NGO Pallapupas with the aim of showcasing the important work these hospital clowns are doing, and to raise funds. The Zoo will fill up with clowns and laughter simultaneously, with five educational and leisure centres, as well as offering half price tickets. Part of the funds raised will be donated to help the Pallapupas in their work.
Tickets can only be bought in advance at the Pallapupas website except for members of the Super3 Club, whose entry is free with the purchase of a solidarity nose for €4 and showing your Super3 card on the 9th or 10th at Zoo entrances.
The Pallapupas will visit all the spaces where we are celebrating Clown Day and will surely make both young and old have an unforgettable and incredible day!
To publicise this great festival, the Pallapupas encourage everybody to create a huge ‘wave of noses’ on social media, sharing your photos wearing a clown nose and the hashtags #nasvermell and #mareadenassos.
The Pallapupas, hospital clowns, think humour is the fundamental tool to handle the adverse situations that people live during their struggles with diseases, and they accompany patients of all ages going through very difficult times in the hospital, showcasing their strength: theatre.
This weekend come to the Zoo and put on your red nose in solidarity with the children hospitalised in our city!
Today at the Zoo we are hosting the charity party Dreamnight at the Zoo, a special and totally free evening that is held on the eve of the first Friday of June at zoos around the world, for boys and girls suffering from a serious disease or disability, and their parents and siblings.
Since the Rotterdam Zoo was opened in Holland in 1996, this initiative has been spreading. This year 286 zoos in 39 countries are participating, excited about the idea of making kids happy who are having a tough time and don’t have many chances to visit the Zoo. During 2017, some 100,000 families participated in a Dreamnight somewhere in the world. That means almost a half million special guests!
For the party this year, we will close the Zoo half an hour early so that our guests—some 50 families—can have the park to themselves and leave after the sun has gone down, hopefully happy with the experience they got to have and the gifts that we will give them as souvenirs. Among other activities, they will visit the Komodo dragons, the giraffe dormitory, feed fish to the penguins and other birds that come to spend the night in the Zoo’s trees, prepare enrichment for meerkats and take part in a workshop to learn to be naturalists and learn about the animals that surround us. We will also have snacks and the participation of magicians, Pallapupas (hospital clowns) and the entertainment group De Moment Fantàstics, who will add their magic and happiness to the evening.
The Barcelona Zoo joined the Dreamnight network in 2007, making this our 12th edition. Helping us out with the organisation for the party have been the Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and other hospitals via the foundations Pequeño Deseo, El Somni dels Nens and Enriqueta Vilavecchia. We are extremely grateful to all of these institutions, as well as the companies, entities and volunteers that have offered us their time, services or products free of charge and always with great affection and enthusiasm.
Coca-Cola, Campofrío, Pepsico, Frigo, Migueláñez, Damm, Aramark, Prevencontrol, Premium Merchandising, Sorigué, Arts & Documenta, Pallapupas, Societat Espanyola d'Il·lusionisme, De moment fantàstics, Casa Gay, SA, Lynx Edicions, Educa, mcongress merchandising, RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona.