First opened in 1929, this lovely zoological garden has grown from a small menagerie to a 20 hectare park offering visitors the chance to see 1400 animals from about 270 specie, but still manageable in size. Most of the exhibits are outdoors in the natural setting of the surrounding Wolski Forest - making this a great sunny day activity - and there’s surprisingly little to get depressed about. Among the rare, exotic and endangered species you’ll see are Indian elephants, pygmy hippopotami, South American sea lions, Humboldt penguins, giraffes, jaguars, camels, dwarf caimans and a surprisingly impressive array of brightly-plumed pheasants (our favourite). If the weather's nice and you plan things right you can catch feeding demonstrations of the sea lions at 09:30 and 14:00, the elephants at 11:00 and 13:00, and the penguins at 10:00 and 14:30. There’s also a petting zoo (open until 18:30), snack bar for when you’re hungry and ice cream vendors so your kids have something totally unnecessary to nag you about. Bus 134 leaves every 30mins from 'Cracovia Stadion' (ul. Józefa Kałuży) and drops you off at the entrance. Open 09:00 until about dusk, you can check the exact hours online; last entrance 1hr before closing.
Open 09:00 - 19:00.