At the Helsinki Zoo in Korkeasaari, you travel from tundra to rainforest and from foreign mountain peaks to domestic wetlands. The 150 animal species and almost 1000 plant species truly show the diversity of nature. In order to protect this diversity, we raise endangered species at the Zoo. We also participate in the work to protect the habitats in the original homes of the various species.
Take a trip to the tropics near you or scoot over to the Himalayas.
In the Africasia¢s and Amazonia¢s tropics the summer lasts all year. The sharp cries of parakeets and little monkeys running along treetops lead you into the depths of the Amazonian rain forest. You tune yourself into the slow rhythms of life in the African semi-desert together with the cold-blooded lizards and turtles. In the Indonesian jungles, you may be startled by a bright green snake uncoiling on a branch, or a stick-and-leaf insect, or the hiss of a cockroach.
You can take a peak into the barrenness of the Himalayan mountain tops and highlands together with snow leopards, takins, wild horses, camels, Asiatic asses, miniature pandas and markhors. A mountain tour is available for you through the way of life of ibexes, bearded vultures, Rocky Mountain goats and the guanacos of the Andes.
Arctic survivors such as the musk ox, snowy owl and European forest reindeer do not mind the slight frosts of the winter. The Amur tigers, leopards and lynxes in the Cat Valley are all used to snowy and wintery conditions in their homelands. Most of the animals at the Helsinki Zoo are happy to stay outdoors throughout the year.
Old villas, stone castles and peacocks strolling in the park take you on a tour through time to the years when the zoo was founded 120 years ago. You can picnic on the cliff tops by the seashore like visitors throughout the times have enjoyed doing.
HELSINKI ZOO IS OPEN ALL YEAR
Every day *
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Attn! The ticket booths close an hour before the zoo closing time.
*Closed only on Christmas Eve.
Other exceptions during the year 2009:
Art Meets Ice 31.1.-1.2., 7.-8.2. - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Art Meets Ice Sculptures in the evening lighting
11.2. - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Midsummer Eve 19.6. - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cats¢ Night 4.9., 11.9. - 4 p.m. - 12 p.m. (The zoo is closed during the day time.)
How to get there
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