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Zoo Aquarium Madrid | Home to over 300 species of animals 

A 22-hectare sanctuary nestled in the heart of Casa de Campo. This iconic zoological park was inaugurated in 1972 and it has actively participated in 63 programs within the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Beyond exhibits you can engage in educational activities, witness bird flight displays, and immerse yourself in the tropical marine Aquarium. Read on to learn all about Zoo Aquarium Madrid.

Why visit Zoo Aquarium Madrid?

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  • Breathtaking Diversity: Visit over 1,300 animals spanning 333 different species from five continents. From pandas to gorillas.
  • Exclusive Panda Experience: Be one of the few to witness the charm of the exclusive family of panda bears—the only family of its kind in Spain.
  • Educational Adventures: Engage in hands-on learning experiences and discover the intricate details of our planet's diverse ecosystems. 
  • Immersive Aquarium Exploration: Dive into the first tropical marine aquarium in Spain, featuring over 2 million liters of seawater. 
  • Conservation Champions: Support a facility dedicated to conservation efforts since its establishment in 1972.

Zoo Aquarium Madrid highlights

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Continents

Zoo Aquarium Madrid promises a world-spanning adventure, featuring a diverse menagerie from Africa to Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. Encounter elephants, lions, and giant pandas representing Africa and Asia, while delving into the native fauna of Europe. Explore the ecosystems of South America, North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and the unique species of Madagascar in Oceania.

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Aquarium

Inaugurated in 1995 and spanning two floors across 2,000 square meters, this immersive aquarium features 18-meter tunnels and showcases a diverse marine ensemble, including the exclusive Mule Pipefish, Mediterranean Seahorse and green turtles. 

Encounter sharks in a dedicated tank, and witness the institution's commitment to conservation through participation in initiatives like European Shark Week. 

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Avian Educational Activities

These activities, occurring throughout the week, promise a blend of entertainment and education for visitors of all ages, ensuring an unforgettable zoo experience

  • Exotic birds educational activity: A vibrant display of avian intelligence, don't miss the Exotic Bird Free Flight, where Macaws, Cockatoos, Parrots, Toucans, and Parakeets gracefully soar.
  • Birds of prey educational activity: featuring majestic species like European eagle-eyed and condors showcasing their aerial prowess in a mesmerizing and informative production.
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Marine Educational Activities

Enhance your zoo visit by delving into captivating educational activities that bring you closer to the remarkable world of animals.

  • Dolphin educational activity: A unique opportunity to witness the intelligence, agility, and communication skills of these incredible marine mammals.
  • Sea Lions educational activity: The sea lions showcase their tenderness and intelligence in a daily educational spectacle.

Plan your visit to Zoo Aquarium Madrid

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madrid zoo aquarium opening hours

The Madrid Zoo Aquarium opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM

Duration: It may take anywhere between 3 to 5 hours to completely explore the area.

Best time to visit Madrid Zoo Aquarium: Weekdays are the best time to visit the park if you want to avoid the crowd. Arrive early at the park so that you have ample time to see all the attractions. 

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Address: Casa de Campo, s/n, Moncloa - Aravaca, 28011 Madrid, Spain

Find on Map

By Metro: Take either Line 10 or Line 5 and disembark at Casa de Campo station. From here, you can walk to the zoo, which is around 900 meters away.

By Bus: Take the daily EMT no.33 bus that takes you directly to the Madrid Zoo Aquarium gate. You can also take this bus to the Casa de Campo metro station or Príncipe Pío.

By Car/Cab: Take the M-30 that leads to Estremadura Dual Carriageway and take the A-5/N-V exit 5A. Follow the street signs for ‘Zoológico’ to reach the park.

madrid zoo aquarium facilities

The park has various facilities. These are listed below:

  • ATMs
  • Changing rooms for babies
  • Lockers for rent
  • Picnic area
  • First-aid medical services next to Flamingo Lake
  • Designated smoking area
  • Most areas are wheelchair accessible
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Madrid Zoo Aquarium presents a wide range of dining options to its visitors. If you intend to have a full meal at the park, Kibanda is a great place to eat for the whole family. You can enjoy everything from main courses to dessert in this cozy wood cabin-themed restaurant.

If you want a quick bite to eat between exhibitions, the Aquarium Kiosk and the Australia Kiosk have some incredibly tasty treats.

If you are looking for burgers, pizza, or pasta, the Main Cafeteria is a wonderful place to stop by. Other interesting eateries include the Virunga Hamburger Restaurant and Bagaray.

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Zoo Aquarium Madrid has the following shops, from which you can purchase souvenirs of your visit and support their wildlife conservation activities. 

Main Store: Buy a diverse array of souvenirs, from caps to t-shirts and magnets.

Dolphinarium Store: Filled with souvenirs focused on dolphins.

Aquarium Store: Perfect for marine themed souvenirs.

Tienda Plaza Central: Perfect to purchase stuffed animals.

Photos: Capture unforgettable moments with iconic animal shots, featuring exotic birds, birds of prey, dolphins, and sea lions. Commemorate your visit with a souvenir photo.

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  • Outside Food: You can bring your own food to the park and enjoy it in the picnic area.
  • Smoking: Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas, and the zoo might expel an individual who flouts this rule. 
  • Respect for Animals: Visitors are expected to respect the animals by not tapping on glass, making loud noises, or feeding them.
  • Stay on Designated Paths: Guests should adhere to designated paths and areas to ensure their safety and the well-being of the animals. 
  • Photography Guidelines: Visitors may be advised not to use flash photography, as it can disturb animals 
  • Trash Disposal: Properly dispose of trash in designated bins to maintain cleanliness and contribute to the zoo's conservation efforts.
  • Children Supervision: Parents and guardians are responsible for supervising children at all times to prevent accidents and ensure a positive experience for everyone.
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  • Children's Needs: Ensure children are aware of the rules and guidelines.
  • Respect for Animals: Respect the zoo's guidelines regarding interactions with animals. Avoid disturbing the animals.
  • Interactive Activities: Take advantage of educational talks, feeding sessions, and interactive activities.
  • Souvenirs: Visit the gift shops to pick up souvenirs. 
  • Sea Lion Interaction: Attend the Sea Lion Educational Activity for a chance to interact with these playful marine mammals.
  • Bird Free Flight: Witness the Exotic Bird Free Flight in the aviary. Arrive during daylight hours to catch this colorful and dynamic display
  • Dolphin Educational Activity. Check the show schedule and arrive a bit early to secure a good viewing spot.
  • Feeding Times: Check the feeding schedules for various animals. This can be an exciting time to observe their behavior and get close-up views.
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  • Parque de Atracciones de Madrid: A popular amusement park with a variety of rides, shows, and attractions for visitors of all ages.
  • Royal Palace of Madrid: A grand palace with stunning architecture, lavish rooms, and beautiful gardens, offering a glimpse into Spain's royal history.
  • Royal Collections Gallery: Explore the Royal Collections Gallery where opulent rooms showcase a rich array of art, furniture, and historical artifacts from Spain's royal heritage.
  • Atlantis Aquarium: Features a diverse range of marine life, interactive exhibits, and captivating displays for a unique aquatic experience.

Frequently asked questions about Zoo Aquarium Madrid

Where can I buy Zoo Aquarium Madrid tickets?

You can buy Zoo Aquarium Madrid tickets online or at the venue.

Who can get discounted Zoo Aquarium Madrid tickets?

Children between the ages of 3 and 7 and seniors over 65 can get discounted Zoo Aquarium Madrid tickets.

How long does it take to walk through the Zoo Aquarium Madrid?

It can take between 3 to 5 hours to explore the Zoo Aquarium Madrid.

Should I buy Zoo Aquarium Madrid tickets in advance?

Yes, as on-site tickets are very limited in number, it is best to buy Zoo Aquarium Madrid tickets online and in advance to confirm your entry.

Which is the best way to purchase Zoo Aquarium Madrid tickets?

Buying your tickets online is the most advisable way of purchasing Zoo Aquarium Madrid tickets, as it is a more seamless and hassle-free experience.

Which animals can I expect to see at Zoo Aquarium Madrid?

At Zoo Aquarium Madrid, you can expect to see pandas, toucans, dolphins, and even sharks.

What special activities or shows can I attend?

The zoo typically hosts educational talks, feeding sessions, and animal shows. Check the daily schedule upon arrival for information on specific activities.

Are there restaurants and cafes inside the zoo?

Yes, Zoo Aquarium Madrid usually has dining options where you can purchase meals, snacks, and beverages.

How can I get to Zoo Aquarium Madrid sing public transportation?

Madrid's public transportation system is well-connected. You can use buses, metro, or other public transportation options. 

Is Zoo Aquarium Madrid involved in conservation efforts?

Yes Zoo Aquarium Madrid, actively participates in conservation programs and initiatives. Check for information on the zoo's involvement in wildlife conservation.

How can I contribute to conservation efforts supported by Zoo Aquarium Madrid?

Zoo Aquarium Madrid encourages visitors to actively participate in conservation. You can support their initiatives by making a donation directly, purchasing something or staying informed .about wildlife conservation issues and spreading awareness within your community