Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), Jerusalem: Hours, Address, Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo) Reviews: 4.5/5

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This 62-acre zoo contains more than 140 species of animals with two major themes: animals mentioned in the Bible and endangered species from around the world.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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A good zoo, and here’s why
May 2021 • Family
So “I visited this place” a good number of times since it was established about 25 or more years ago. So this was at least my fifth visit, although it has been at least five years since the last time.

So not much of anything has changed. But then again, a zoo is a zoo is a zoo.

I was familiar with the paths and walkways and directions, so I led our small tour group quickly to their areas of interest- monkeys and large animals, friendly and ferocious.

We also traveled on the little motorized train, but we did not go to the playground nor to the petting zoo.

The best part of course- without a doubt and no question- was the area of at least six full size adult giraffes. OK- I could have stayed there under the hot sun and watch them for a long time and I could have taken more selfies with them (no – I have not posted here photos of me).

However, I do hope that you look at my many photos, and I do hope that you find them “helpful.”
Written July 8, 2021
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Florence B
Tel Aviv, Israel230 contributions
An amazing zoo experience
Mar 2021 • Family
We were in Jerusalem for Passover and decided to take the kids to the zoo. Even though it was packed with visitors, the zoo was spotless. There were plenty of staff who were cleaning and were responsive to questions. Hands down, the giraffes were the coolest animals we saw. I’ve never been head to head with one before.
Written March 31, 2021
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Anitkaparakhina
Rishon Lezion, Israel50 contributions
The nicest zoo in Israel
Nov 2019
It's like a huge park - a lot of place to walk and lot of air to breath. The best time for visiting - Saturday afternoon at November or March: you don't have a lot of visitors around.
Written August 29, 2020
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bfindysz
Jerusalem District, Israel655 contributions
Springtime wake up call
Mar 2020 • Solo
Turns out that March is a great time to find the residents waking up. Rather than huddling against the cold or sprawled out in the shade against the heat. As trees bud and winter flowers bloom so too it seems the zoo cones alive. Worth planning a visit during this season.
Written March 16, 2020
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shmuelbu
10 contributions
Average zoo experience
Jan 2020 • Family
We recently visited the zoo. Admittedly it was January so that may have impacted some of the animals, but I was not overly impressed. Just not a lot to see. Still not sure I understand why it is called a biblical zoo. The petting zoo part was pretty good.
Written January 26, 2020
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Stu_J_Art
Bournemouth, UK202 contributions
Brilliant zoo. Well set out. Interesting animals all well looked after.
Nov 2019
Loved having a whole day at Jersualem Zoo. Very impressed with the whole set up. Great animal enclosures and many interesting species which I had not seen before. Reasonable price too for the whole day. Plenty of picnic places and a good cafe too.

Highly recommended.
Written November 11, 2019
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zevb
Ashkelon, Israel144 contributions
Four hours at the Biblical Zoo is not enough time!
Nov 2019
There are hundreds of animals at the Jerusalem Bibl;ical Zoo. You need multiple visits to see all the exhibits. The animals are in natural setting enclosures. It is a wonderful zoo for children and adults. There is a full size Noah's ark.
Written November 6, 2019
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kastelyani
Jerusalem District, Israel55 contributions
good
May 2019
been going to this place ever since I was a baby.

besides the cheetah escaping during a visit 20 yrs ago it's a nice place to come to relax.
there should be better enforcement against smoking, as should be per Israeli law.
Written August 6, 2019
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Orenvil
Rishon Lezion, Israel676 contributions
A day tour in the wildlife
Jun 2019 • Family
You can spent here the whole day, and yet not to finish to see all the kinds of our friends.

There is a plenty parking space - some close to the entrance, and some not far away.

Written June 22, 2019
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Hobo613
Brooklyn, NY44 contributions
Great place to take kids
Jun 2019 • Family
Layout of Zoo is very user friendly .The focus is on animals mentioned in the bible plus endangered species. Also has petting zoo and fun sculptures.If your kids need a break from historical/religious sites this is the place.
Written June 18, 2019
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