The Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem - An Exciting Experience for Everyone


A visit to the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem is an enjoyable experience for all ages. Visitors can relax amidst the surrounding beauty and tranquility of the landscaped lawns or meander through two levels of interesting and diverse animal habitats either on foot or by train. The train transverses the entire zoo with accompanying explanations of the animals and scenery from which you may descend at any of the animal habitats or the visitors’ center built as Noah’s ark. Each train can hold one wheelchair. Along the entire route there are no stairs, and the paths are built for easy walking, baby carriages and wheelchairs, with benches and drinking fountains along the way. Wheelchairs are available on loan.


Visitor Information


Tel. 02-6750111


Duration: several hours
Zoo Hours:
Sunday – Thursday
Winter:                        9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Spring and Summer:     9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
June, July, August:       9:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Fridays and Eve of Holidays
9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
How to Reach the Zoo: In Jerusalem.


By Car: At the entrance to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv via Road 1 turn right onto Herzl Blvd., left at the second light and immediately turn right onto Begin Rd. South. Drive until Golomb exit. Go straight until passing the Malcha Shopping Mall and then turn right to the Zoo.


Bus Routes: Bus no. 26 from French Hill via the Central Bus Station; Bus no. 33 from Har Nof and Bayit Vegan and Bus no. 99.


By Train: Trains from Kfar Saba via Tel Aviv stop at the zoo twice in the morning and in the other direction twice in the afternoon. Check Israel Railways website for the latest schedule.



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