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Zoological and botanical garden

a haven of discovery and wonder

The Zoological and Botanical Park of Mulhouse is one of the favorite places of the inhabitants and the visitors. People come from everywhere to admire its unique collection of animals nestled in a privileged environment.

A little history

An atypical history, strong values

The park’s history is closely linked to that of Mulhouse. Indeed, when the park was created in 1868 by local business leaders, it was to “entertain the people”. You could find deer, birds and kangaroos, and you could play your Sunday sport there!

Gradually, the Mulhouse zoological and botanical Garden earned its educational and scientific stripes, with the arrival of “the little zoo school” in 1965, the diversification of the fauna and botanical collection, and a real international recognition for the preservation of species.

Today, the Park is careful to raise public awareness of the effects of global warming, while becoming increasingly involved in the welfare of animals.

At the Park, nature and wildlife are closely linked: 1,200 animals live in the heart of 25 hectares of greenery. A beautiful environment, for this zoo that is much more than a zoo, a true haven of peace a few minutes from downtown. It is the first tourist site of the Haut-Rhin and the 3rd of Alsace.

A visit to Mulhouse Zoo: highlights

The park is so big that one day is not too much to do the tour! Put on good shoes, take a picnic and let’s go ☺.

A few dozen meters from the entrance, head to the Great North Area to say hello to the polar bears, not to mention the adorable polar foxes and majestic musk oxen.

A couple of steps away, go eye-to-eye with the eggs and chicks at the Hatching House, then admire the wildcats: lions, panthers and tigers. Then go deeper into the Park to discover camels, deer and yaks. A little further on, the mini-farm and playground will delight your children – and it might be time for a lunch break.

Visit the monkey house, say hello to the zebras, and watch for the red pandas to appear, before joining in the sea lion feeding a little further on.

Depending on the season, admire the plantations of peonies, irises, dahlias…and let yourself be tempted by a nice souvenir at the store before leaving!

3 reasons to visit the Zoological and Botanical Park

An educational, fun and responsible zoo

The Mulhouse Zoological and Botanical Garden is not just a catalog of life. Many of the species present are selected because they are endangered, and the zoo actively participates in several conservation programs around the world.

Your children will be able to learn while having fun and marveling: they will fall in love with the adorable red pandas, will even rub shoulders with the farm animals, and will be able to test their knowledge with games and cards near each enclosure.

Come to the zoo and discover a park

3,500 species and varieties of trees and plants, some of which are endangered: the Park’s botanical collection is remarkable!

Scattered throughout the 25 hectares of the zoo, this teeming plant world gives a true identity to the Park and enhances visits by offering its freshness, shade and beauty.

In spring, in the thematic gardens, one witnesses an explosion of colors, skilfully orchestrated in exuberant flower beds. In summer, lunch under the trees is a real treat. In autumn, they offer their most beautiful shades of red and gold. In winter, if the snow is there, its soft coat is a pleasure for the eyes. Every season has its reason to go to the zoo!

Soon the "Horizon Africa"!

In 2025, discover a new area entirely dedicated to species found on the African continent: giraffes, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, fish, reptiles, insects… Over a surface area of 1.5 hectares, two glass buildings, including a tropical greenhouse, will allow the public to discover the African fauna through some 35 animal species and the flora of this continent.

How to enjoy the Park?

51 rue du Jardin zoologique
68100 Mulhouse

Bus: line C7 from Mulhouse train station, stop “Zoo”

Car: several free parking lots nearby

Bike: Vélocité station next to Tivoli square (10 minutes by bike from the train station, but be careful, the hill is steep!)

From March 21 to October 31:

Adults: €17.50
Children (4 to 16 years old): €11.50
Reduced rate (students, disabled, +65 years old): €11.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children under 18 years old): €53

From November 1 to March 20:

€11.50 for all, free for children under 4.

The zoological and botanical Garden is part of the Mulhouse City Pass! Get a great rate to visit this park and enjoy many other benefits.

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