The Riga Zoo was established on 14 October 1912. Since 1992 the Riga Zoo is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). A highlight of your visit to the zoo is watching an animal feeding show! Feeding shows include animals such as hippopotamus, wild boars, giraffes, reindeers, meerkats, seal and a lot more. If you are visiting Riga with your kids, the zoo should definitely be at the top of your itinerary! Trivia- Riga Zoo is spread across approximately 20 hectares and houses around 3000 animals (excluding insects and other invertebrates).
- Visit the zoo in the morning as the animals are most active in the first part of the day.
- During the summer (June, July, August) from 11.30 a.m. to 2.15 p.m., visitors have an opportunity to see animal feeding shows.
- Adults: Euros 6
- Children (4-18), Seniors (70 +, identification required) and students (identification required): Euros 4
- Family ticket (2 adults+2 children OR 1adult+3 children): Euros 17
- Groups of 10 people or more: Euros 5 per person.
- Booking office: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tropical House: 11 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.
- Visitors may stay on grounds until 7 p.m.
- Ezermalas iela tram stop
- Ezermalas iela bus stop
- Mezaparks tram stop
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46.5% of people who visit Riga include Riga Zoo in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
38.75% of people start their Riga Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Riga Zoo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Riga Zoo
Located in quite part of Rīga. Even if you are not interested in animals, walk around zoo is very nice and calming. Beautiful view on a lake. At the moment they are undergoing some construction work to make it nicer habitat for some animals.aybe not the biggest animal selection, but in nice weather, it's really great. Baby, buggy friendly. Nice place where to take your children.
It was closed, but we walked along the fence, so we got a good view into the park. It looked average. I haven't seen many zoological gardens in my life, but this one did not appear to be anything special. I'm sure it's not better or worse than its counterparts. I do however think that it would be a good little excursion from inner city Riga though.
There's a bit less to do during the winter, however the ticket prices are adequate for the season and there are still enough interesting exibits to see. The tropical house is one among them and my personal favorite (as one could gather from the photos I added).
During off season you can have just a quick walk for 1-1.5 hours with kids. Some constructions were in progress, so we could not see one of favorite - meerkat.
Very good place for kids to see how animals act from all over the world. They can also see are they rare or common.