Zoo at the Sea with the North Sea Aquarium

Experience underwater worlds of a special kind at the Zoo at the Sea in Bremerhaven with North Sea Aquarium.

The Zoo at the Sea, located directly on the dike, leaves lasting impressions through up-close animal encounters. Through floor-to-ceiling glass panes, zoo enthusiasts are "up close and personal" and face-to-face with the animals. Valuable information about the animals and their habitats helps to understand why preserving biodiversity is so important.

The tour of the zoo, with a total of 1,100 animals in 120 species, begins with the chimpanzee troop and continues past the zoo's favorites, the polar bear twins Anna and Elsa, seals, penguins & Co. The otter family scurries through the enclosure with seemingly inexhaustible energy, while the cougars loll relaxed in their seats in front of the glass. 

Spectacular North Sea in the North Sea Aquarium: Nine aquariums show the underwater world of hunting cat sharks, fierce sea wolves, graceful seahorses or the octopus with its play of colors.

Raising awareness of issues of this time, such as habitat loss and biodiversity conservation, is an important task of the zoo. Guided tours, events as well as zoo school lessons are used as a way to impart knowledge. 

Children "Ahoy!" At the zoo's adventure playground, an overturned bow of what appears to be a stranded ship serves as a hutch for the rabbits, while the elevated platform of the cab provides a path to the keas' enclosure. Other small play ideas, such as a telescope, a memory game or a slide, round out the play experience. 

While the little ones explore the adventure playground, the grown-ups review their newly acquired impressions with a view of the "sea", perhaps over a cup of coffee. Variety for people and animals is guaranteed here, not least through the daily public feedings.

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Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven GmbH

H.-H.-Meier-Straße 7
27568 Bremerhaven
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Opening hours

April till September
- daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March and October
- daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

November till February
- daily from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
- 24th and 31st of December from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The ticket desk closes 30 minutes earlier!

Length of stay

 60 minutes minimum length of stay
 90 minutes on average length of stay
120 minutes recommended length of stay


- The ticket desk closes 30 minutes earlier!

- The ticket vouchers that can be purchased via the Bremerhaven Tourist Board must be changed for tickets at the box office of the Zoo at the Sea!

Entrance fees 2023

Day tickets
- Adults € 10,00
- Children (4-14 years) € 6,50
- Pupils/students (with ID) € 7,50
- Family ticket (2 adults + children up to 14 years) € 26,00
- Small family ticket (1 adult + children up to 14 years) € 16,00
- Dog (on a short leash) € 1,00

Every Monday family day (except holidays)
- Adults € 8,00
- Children € 5,00
- Pupils/students (with ID) € 6,00

Group prices from 15 persons
- Adults € 8,00
- children € 5,00
- Pupils/students (with ID) € 6,00
From 15 persons, 1 person receives free admission.

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Tips, Tickets, Dates:


Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH
Bremerhaven Touristik & Tourist-Infos
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6
27568 Bremerhaven


 0049 471 - 41 41 41
 0049 471 - 80 93 61 90

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Opening hours:

January - December
mondays - sundays 9:30 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.

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