How to get here; opening times and admission


The Moscow Zoo is the first Zoo in Russia, and was opened in 1864.

At this time, it maintains over 8,000 of animals belonging to more than 1,000 species of world fauna.  The Moscow Zoo is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and the Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EARAZA).  It participates in multiple international endangered species conservation programs and cooperates with conservation organizations throughout the world.

History of the Moscow Zoo



 Moscow Zoo address

123242 Moscow, B.Gruzinskaya, 1.
Tel.: 499 252 3580, 499 255 5375, 499 255 6034     

Fax:     (495) 605 17 17


Moscow Zoo is open daily (except Mondays)

 Opening times

 2010 Opening hours:
 Summer time: 10am - 8pm
 Winter time:    10am - 5pm



 Entry prices for Moscow Zoo
       Adults over 18 Ц 300 rubles
       Children under 18, internal students, service men, disabled people, pensioners, parents of three and more children Ц free admission

For categories of visitors listed above the entrance is free.


Attention!     Since June 1, 2013  during summer season, on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays, the entrance ticket price is 500 Rbl per person for adults.
For categories of visitors listed above the entrance is free.

Zoo Exotarium
       Adults over 18 Ц 50 rubles
       Children over 7, internal students, disabled people, pensioners, parents of three and more children Ц 10 rubles
       Children under 7, orphans, disabled children, service men Ц free admission 


The visitors are allowed to use photo cameras free of charge
 The use of camcorder Ц 25 rubles 
 Permission must be obtained for all filming and photography for commercial purposes. Please ask at the main gate for more information or call this number 8 499 766 74 12. 


Please note: there is no provision for left luggage.


CEO of the Moscow Zoo:
Natalia Kolobova

Director of the Moscow Zoo:
Sergey Popov

Senior Veterinarian:
Michail Alshinetskiy


Staff Ц837
Territory of the Zoo Ц 21,3926 hts.
Territory of the Breeding Station Ц 189,28  hts.
Territory of the Household plot Ц 51,30 hts.

Attendance Ц about 4 000 000.
Number of visitors buying entrance tickets is 1 527 727.
For  specific categories (e.g. disabled, pensioners, children, students, etc.) the admission is free.

Collection as of 01.01.12
Mammals Ц 177 species, 1 557 specimens;
Birds Ц 281 species, 1 951+1 000 specimens;
Reptiles Ц 182 species, 612 specimens;
Amphibians Ц 60 species, 308 specimens;
Fish Ц 234 species, 1 470 specimens;

Invertebrates Ц 216 species, 1 850 specimens
Total:  1 150 species, 7 747 specimens


Please remember: the Zoo is an establishment of increased danger. Your safety and that of the ZooТs inhabitants is dependant on your following certain rules.

          Zoo rules

The visitors of Moscow Zoo are not allowed to: 
1.  feed the animals;
2.  enter service and building areas;
3.  climb over the fences and let children stand on the safety barriers;
4.  enter the Zoo premises with the pets;
5.  cause disturbance, play radios or tape recorders, etc.;
6.  tease and touch the animals.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

     All visitors breaking the rules of Moscow Zoo will be fined.

The animals in the Zoo are fed on carefully prepared and balanced diets, but nevertheless it is natural for some animals in captive environment to beg for food. Feeding animals with sweets, bread and other treats can make them ill and even kill them. 

Please, donТt feed the animals!