Monkey playing with a bucket.

Zoo at the Sea with the North Sea Aquarium

An experience for young and old. Eye to eye with polar bears, seals, penguins, etc. On land with a view of the ocean or through huge underwater windows.

The visitors of the Zoo at the Sea get an impression of the habitat of polar bears, polar foxes, common seals, fur seals and penguins: bizarre, barren deserts of ice, colourful tundra landscapes framed by water and more water. Views to the river Weser frequently provide an impression of the immense vastness of the landscapes represented. Underwater views open entirely different dimensions: flying penguins, diving polar bears and majestically gliding seals. As a contrast to this, there are also monkeys who, due to the tradition of seafaring in Bremerhaven – seamen brought them to the city from their foreign travels – also must have their place in the new zoo. Thus, chimpanzees roam the tropical jungle and savannah landscaped on the search for something to eat and poke an artificial termite hill for delicacies.

Attention: Due to the pandemic-related situation please note the Zoo at the Sea's website for the current opening hours.

The stay is limited to one hour! Tickets are now bookable online.

Children have the chance to playfully compete with the skills of the animals on parallel adventure trails or to explore the small adventure playground. To conclude a visit to the zoo, the visitor can relax on the terrace with a cup of coffee and enjoy the endless expanse of the ocean – not an everyday view! Other highlights are the commented animal feedings (daily at 11 a.m., 1.15 p.m. ,1.45 p.m. and 3 p.m.) and seal training (on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.).

In the nine North Sea aquariums with a total water volume of about 200.000 liters you can see under-water life from various habitats of the North Sea. Fish from the brackish water from the Weser such as, pike, eel or sea trout are presented. In seagrass beds the young fish, pipefish and sea horses can be observed. The reconstruction of a harbor mole with its inhabitants as well as the thickets of seaweed in front of Helgioland are surely impressive. Dive into the underwater world of the new North Sea Aquarium in the Zoo at the Sea with us!


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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!


Due to the current situation tickets are sold online via the Zoo at the Sea's website solely. The permitted maximum length of stay is 60 minutes. 

Please note the Zoo at the Sea's information for visitors and the frequently asked questions available at the zoo's website. 

Entrance fees 2021

Day Tickets
- Adults € 9,50
- Children (4-14 years) € 6,00
- Pupils/students (with ID) € 7,00
- Family ticket (2 adults + children under 17 years) € 25,00
- Small family ticket (1 adult + children up to 17 years) € 16,00
- Dog (on a short leash) € 1,00

Every Monday family day (except public holidays)
- Adults € 7,50
- Children € 4,50
- Pupils/students (with ID) € 5,50

Group prices up to 15 persons
- Adults € 7,50
- Children € 4,50
- Pupils/students (with ID) € 5,50
From 15 persons, 1 person receives fee admission

- If you are interested in a guided tour, please arrange a date in advance

Attention: Due to the current situation, tickets can only be purchased online via the website of the Zoo at the Sea.



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:

May - September
(Heligoland saison)
Mon. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
October - April
Mon. - Sun. 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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