Do you always have to be calm and quiet in the zoo?
And only ever read walking signs if you want to know more about the animals?
Not with us!

It is much more exciting to discover new things in a playful way and to romp around in one of our numerous playgrounds. And playing is not only great fun for children. In the Görlitz Nature Conservation Park there are therefore a variety of play options where you can practically learn more about animal skills, the dangers in the life of animals and of course their habitats.


A total of over 100 nature show games provide plenty of entertainment and learning opportunities!

For example, you can playfully go on adventurous hikes, learn how antennas report treats and who fills his pockets with pollen. There is knocking, fishing and puzzling on the beech avenue. With its super tongue, the woodpecker fishes the fattest delicacies from the burrows of beetles and ants. You can find out how hard it is with the woodpecker tongue game.

It is the purest tightrope act not to touch the ropes on the Storchenwiese. In the real life of the storks, the ropes are high-voltage lines and they are dangerous. Feeding the storks is really fun. The best thing is to provide him with the food from his regular pub, the wet meadow. On days off, you can search the fields for food. But if you feed him what the roadside offers, then ... but not everything is revealed here!

Themed playgrounds

Bamboo playground

The bamboo playground is right next to the Red Pandas' enclosure. In a wooden cave you can feel like a panda, because here they raise their young. Bamboo is their main food source. Since it is very low in nutrients, they have to eat large amounts of it - so fortunate that it grows so extremely quickly! The giant bamboo, for example, reaches up to 70 cm a day.

Bamboo is also a very strong material, which you can test yourself on this playground. It is even more tear-resistant than steel and is increasingly used as a building material and in industry. It is used from toothbrushes to bicycle frames.

We have discovered the bamboo for ourselves too and work in the feed box  with sustainable bamboo cups.We have discovered the bamboo for ourselves too and work in the.

spider playground

Not only the marmots live on the large festival meadow in the zoo. Many smaller animals also crawl around unnoticed. They do not live in an enclosure, but are still very interesting! The spider playground is dedicated to them.

So you can try out in our bike network how strenuous it is to climb up and down. The family of spider web spiders is of course well adapted to this, but still does not want to be disturbed in their web. Among them are our native garden spiders. Some of them form colonies and even build common networks!

The hood web also points to a special group: hood web spiders, also known as ball spiders, are a separate family within the wheel web spiders. They can be recognized by their round, spherical abdomen and the usually thin, long legs.

If you have climbed and played enough, go search yourself and find out who lives in the thick grass!