The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

The Biblical Zoo is the only zoo in Israel that has all the animals mentioned in the Bible. The story of The Biblical Zoo begins in 1940, when it was founded as a small petting zoo garden in Jerusalem's Downtown area. The founder, Prof. Aaron Shulov, was one of the Hebrew University's first zoologists, and the first to create a zoo with animals from the Bible.

In 1993 the zoo inaugurated its new residency in southwest Jerusalem, thanks to a great collaboration of four parties: The municipality of Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Foundation, The Jerusalem Development Authority and the Ministry of Tourism, and thanks to the generosity of Tisch family from the USA.

In addition to the permanent and changing exhibitions in the garden, there are also school activities, nature lessons, summer camps, and other events.

The zoo also has a treatment center for treating animals, where researches initiated by the zoo are conducted, done both independently as well as by cooperating with various academic institutions and scientists from other zoos.

Contact Information

1 Aaron Shulov Rd. Park Minchat

+972 2 6570111


Opening hours
Sunday - Thursday: 9:00 to 19:00
Friday and holiday eves: 9:00 to 16:30
Saturday and holidays: 10:00 to 18:00

Entrance Prices
Children ages 3-18: 38 NIS
Adults over 18: 49 NIS
Soldier, student, senior, officer, disabled, handicapped IDF (showing ID) - 38 NIS