Zoos and Dolphinarium in Nizhny Novgorod
In Nizhny Novgorod there are several zoos and even a Dolphinarium. Which one to choose, depends on how much you are willing to pay and how you and your kiddies are interested. In addition to the usual zoos, there are still a few places where you can take the children to meet and communicate with animals: the petting zoo, exotarrium, butterfly show, etc. We tried to minimize the information about all these places in one table and a brief description of each of these places to facilitate the selection, where to bring kids during tourist trips to Nizhny Novgorod.
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All zoos Nizhny Novgorod
|Name||The cost||While working||Brief description|
|Zoo "Limpopo"||adults - 400 rubles on weekdays, 500 rubles at the weekend / child (5-14 years) – 200 rubles / children under 5 years||10:00 - 17:30||the best zoo in Nizhny Novgorod for the whole family|
|Zoo "Switzerland"||adults - 150 rubles / child (7-14 years) – 50 rubles / under 7 years free||summer 09:00 - 20:00, winter 10:00 - 16:00||very small zoo with a small number of animals|
|The Zoo's "Madagascar"||500 rubles / children under 10 years stay free of charge. When you purchase a club card for 50 rubles entrance to the zoo 150 rubles on weekdays, 200 rubles on the weekend||10:00 – 21:00||a new zoo is small but well kept, mostly for little kids|
|Exotarium||adults – 150 rubles / child – 100 rubles per photo with a snake or a bird – 50 rubles||10:00 - 19:00||a small but interesting exhibition of exotic animals|
|Dolphinarium "Atlantis"||500-700 rubles (depending on day of week); children up to 4 years and also, on the day of presentation – free||the show is held almost every day, the schedule is presented on the official website||the present Dolphinarium with interesting and high quality show|
|Live corners in TSUM||Free||09:00 - 21:00||exotic animals in different parts of the shopping centre|
|Manual zoo Cum||adult - 250 roubles / 200 roubles / children under 3 years stay free of charge||10:00 - 22:00||petting zoo|
|Petting zoo "planet of the Little Prince" in the Mall "Crimea"||200 RUB for children up to 3 years - free||10:00 – 21:00||petting zoo|
|Petting zoo, "Touch, stroke, feed!"||250 rubles / child (until 7 years) - 200 roubles / up to 3 years free||10:00 – 21:00||petting zoo|
Zoos Nizhny Novgorod on the map
This is the biggest and best zoo in town and it's private zoo. If so where and lead the child to this zoo, however, and the price here is appropriate – 400 roubles against 150 others. On the territory of about 6 hectares is located more than 220 species of animals and birds, playgrounds for children, room mother and child care (surcharge), everything is clean and well maintained. Of the minuses, perhaps, only the high price, the distance from the center, and not a very large area and number of animals, if compared with the Moscow zoo.
On the website of the zoo you can take a 3D tour and get all the required information prior to the visit.
Hours: 10:00 - 17:30, ticket sales cease one hour before closing
Entrance fee: adults - 400 rubles on weekdays, 500 rubles at the weekend / child (5-14 years) – 200 rubles / children under 5 years, inv. I and II gr. children up to 14 years from families with many children, children with disabilities, conscripts, veterans, the birthday birthday – free
How to get there: the zoo is located on the outskirts of the city, St. Yaroshenko, 7 B (zoo "Limpopo" on the map). Entrance from the street Yaroshenko and there is an additional entrance from Sormovsky Park across the bridge. Accessible by public transport here is not difficult, but to go from the tourist centre will have a long time. By bus No. 12, route taxi №21 to the stop "Zoo"; by trams № 6 and № 7 to the stop "Ulitsa Chernyakhovskogo"; on the buses №№ 3, 45, 57, 65, taxi №№ T20, T33, kzt65, t76, t78, trolley buses №№ 3, 15 to stop "Sormovskiy Park of culture" and then walk for 5 minutes. Before the entrance there is Parking for private vehicles.
This former zoo "Mishutka". A small zoo (a visit is enough for 30 minutes), animals are not very many, the atmosphere in General is dull, as if from the Soviet Union. Here you can see ungulates (camels, bison, Siberian deer, David's deer), predators (bears, wolves, foxes, tiger, lion, lynx, etc.), squirrels, marmots, hedgehogs, rabbits, meerkats, mongoose. There are also birds and a terrarium. Worth a visit if your kids have never been in zoos, or after a more modern and largest zoos you will be a bit disappointed. The pros of the place is very low price and a view of the Oka river from the Park.
Hours: summer 09:00 - 20:00, winter 10:00 - 16:00
Entrance fee: adults - 150 rubles / child (7-14 years) – 50 rubles / under 7 years free
How to get there: the zoo is located in a holiday Park Switzerland, Prospekt Gagarina, d. 35 (zoo "Switzerland" on the map). You can get on any transport, next to Gagarin Avenue.
The Zoo's "Madagascar"
This zoo is much smaller nearby Limpopo, but the price for the entrance will cost only 200 rubles (50 club card + 150 input). Large animals here, only tigers, a lion and a camel. Other small animals, but there is a "petting zoo" where children can stroke and cuddle animals. The decor is clean, the cages and the animals groomed. Two options of tour programs when the group set at least 10 people 40 minutes. In General, we can say that this zoo for the youngest children, and those that are older, yet it is better to go in "Limpopo".
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Entrance fee: 500 rubles / children under 10 years stay free of charge. When you purchase a club card for 50 rubles entrance to the zoo 150 rubles on weekdays, 200 rubles on the weekend. Excursion program for groups (of 10 persons) – 50 rubles
How to get there: "Madagascar" is located in the Sormovsky Park, St. Engels, 3 (the zoo's "Madagascar" on the map).
It's not quite a zoo, but rather the exhibition of exotic animals. Although Pets crammed in the small basement of the house of culture, impressions of the visit will remain for a long time, especially if you have never been in such places. Among the exhibits of amphibians and reptiles, beautiful exotic birds and creepy insects. Children visiting the exhibition is always a delight, although some are at first a little afraid.
Hours: 10:00 - 19:00
Entrance fee: adults – 150 rubles / child – 100 rubles per photo with a snake or a bird – 50 rubles
How to get there: located in the center in the basement of the Palace of culture named after Sverdlov, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 18 (Exotarium on the map). You can get there by trams №№2, 11, 27. From the Kremlin on foot in 10 minutes.
Despite the fact that Nizhniy Novgorod is located a thousand kilometers from the nearest sea, there is a Dolphinarium, and the quality of the show on top. Along with performances of additional services are: Dolphin, photo shoot, swimming with the dolphins. If you and your kids have never been to the Dolphinarium at sea, you should definitely take this opportunity in Nizhniy Novgorod.
Hours: Dolphin show is scheduled almost every day, the schedule is presented on the official website or by phone 8 (831) 246 00 24, 8 (831) 230 33 30
Entrance fee: 500-700 rubles (depending on day of week); children up to 4 years and also, on the day of presentation – free
How to get there: the Dolphinarium is located in the Park named after 1st may, October Revolution St. 31, building 4 (the Dolphinarium on the map). Can be reached by route taxi № т37, trams №№1, 3, 9, 10, 27, metro station "Chkalovskaya".
Live corners in TSUM
In the shopping center TSUM is completely free to watch several species of animals, including exotic. Here there are fish, Python, snake, turtle, iguana, and even a blacktip shark. All you need to do is to come to the Mall and walk through it.
Working hours: 09:00 – 21:00
Entrance fee: free
How to get there: Central Department store is located near railway station and metro station, Moscow, street Hero filchenkova, 10 (TSUM on the map). You can get on the metro, trams №№ 3, 417, and all buses from the railway station and Revolution square.
Manual zoo Cum
In addition to free live corners in TSUM is also paid a small petting zoo for the kids. Animals you can feed, stroke and take, play with them, take pictures. Here there are chickens, rabbits, raccoons, goats, meerkats, pigs, Guinea pigs, squirrels and many more. And imagine, you can even pet a hedgehog, though with gloves on.
Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Entrance fee: adults - 250 rubles / child – 200 roubles / children under 3 years stay free of charge. Free access for privileged categories of citizens, on the day of birth – 1 rouble
How to get there: located on the 5th floor of Central Department store, street Hero filchenkova, 10 (TSUM on the map). You can get on the metro, trams №№ 3, 417, and all buses from the railway station and Revolution square.
Petting zoo "planet of the Little Prince" in the Mall "Crimea"
Another petting zoo is located in the shopping center "Crimea".According to the authors this is an educational center with a petting zoo, oriented to early childhood to teach a child to love, understand and care. Here, too, you can touch, stroke and feed the animals. There are rabbits, chinchilla, Guinea pig, hedgehog, goat, chickens, geese, hedgehogs, ferrets, etc.
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Entrance fee: 200 rubles / child up to 3 years - free of charge. Food included in the ticket price
How to get there: the zoo is located on the 3rd floor of the TRC "Krym", Avtozavodskiy district, Yuzhnoe shosse, 2G (TRC "Krym" on the map). You can get there by metro to the station "Park of Culture"; buses №№ 11, 20, 31, 69; trolley buses №№ 12, 14; route taxi №№ T10, T14, t29, T60, kzt81, kzt97
Petting zoo, "Touch, stroke, feed!"
Another petting zoo, and conveniently, located almost in the heart of the tourist center, on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, though not in its pedestrian part, and a little further from the centre. Over 120 animals can be touched, to stroke, to take on hands and feed. There are raccoons, Fox, monkey, meerkats.
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Entrance fee: adults – 250 rubles / child (until 7 years) – 200 roubles / up to 3 years free / photoshoot – 2000 rubles
How to get there: located on the 3rd floor of the shopping centre "Sky", Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, 82 (TRC "Krym" on the map). To reach the Kremlin on foot, by tram no. 2, 18, 27; buses №№ 1, 2, 26, 27, 28, 30, 43, 68; taxi №№ T17, T18, T19, T33, T4, T44, t47, T5, further T68, kzt97; trolley bus No. 31.