Bioparco Rome · The attraction for families with children

Bioparco Rome entrance Zoo

For many children, but also for adults, the Bioparco Rome, the zoo, is a worthwhile destination. Read here, what you can experience in the Biopark Rome and how to get there.

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It was designed by Carl Hagenbeck, famous zoo expert from Hamburg, and opened in 1911. In 1998 it was converted into a biopark – Italian Bioparco. The objectives of the Bioparco of Rome are the protection of endangered species and the introduction of children and young people to nature worth preserving.

What you can experience in the zoo

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The biopark has a size of around 12 hectares, which is on average the European zoos. But it is well structured so you can see almost everything in a few hours. In the park you will also find a picnic area.

The Biopark is home to around 220 species from all continents. In addition, there is a collection of Mediterranean plants in the Biopark.

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The Biopark offers the following exhibitions and zones:

The enclosure of the Sumatra Tiger with a size of around 1,000 m²

The owls

The enclosure of the orangutans with an area of ​​320 m²

The exhibition of the Komodo Dragon

The enclosure of the smallest monkeys in the world

The reptile house

The big aviary

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Das Tal der Bären auf einer Fläche von rund 3.500 m²

The Valley of the Bears on an area of ​​approximately 3,500 m²

The chimpanzee village

The enclosure of the Katta lemurs

The giraffe house

The enclosure of Asian lions

The oasis on the lake with Picnic area

Thematic events for children take place almost every weekend in the Biopark. The children get playful information about a particular species or topics such as life under water or forests of the world.

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Very popular is the Biopark for birthday parties. In addition, the Biopark offers summer camps for children aged 4 to 12 from mid-June to early September. If you want your children to learn Italian, you can register and they learn the language in a fun way.

Admission and opening hours

The Bioparco Rome has the following opening times:

Summer (end of March – end of October) 9:30 am – 6 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays until 7 pm

Winter (end of October – end of March) 9:30 am – 5 pm

The entrance ends one hour before closing

The Bioparco Rome has the following entrance fees:

Adults: 16 euros

Children up to 1 meter in size: free

Children up to 10 years and over 1 meter tall: 13 euros

Seniors from 65 years: 13 euros – on Wednesday 6 euros

Groups of at least 15 people: 13 euros

Disabled and disabled persons: 10 Euro

Companion of disabled persons with ID: free

The Bioparco Express costs 1.50 euros

How to get to the Biopark

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The Biopark Rome is located onnorth side of the park of Villa Borghese. So you can walk through the villa and arriveto in about 15 minutes from the Pincio above Piazza del Popolo, from the Flaminio metro station or from Via Veneto to the Biopark.

From the Pincio, take the Via delle Magnolie and go straight on until you come to the Biopark. From the Flaminio metro station, take the ascent on Via di Villa Ruffo and continue along Via degli Orti Giustiniani until you reach the gate of the villa. Behind it lies the lake of Villa Borghese with the Temple of Aesculapius. At the end of the fenced park with the lake you have to turn left towards the zoo. From Via Veneto take the footpath to the Borghese Gallery and then turn left at the gallery.

At the biopark, the tram stops lines 3 and 19. The bus is a bit more complicated. If you are coming from the city center, get off at the Pinciana / Museo Borghese stop and walk past the Borghese Gallery to the zoo. On the way back to the city center you can follow the indications for the tram and then find on the right the bus stop Bioparco / Mercadante with the lines 52, 223 and 910. Google maps 

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