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Schmiding zoo and aqua zoo and evolution museum

Encounter animals from throughout the world in a unique way and get to know the history of mankind including forcasts to artificial intelligence.

Giraffes and tigers, rhinos and gorillas, flamingos and reef sharks –Schmiding zoo and aqua zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals. In an area covering 14 hectares you will encounter more fascinating wildlife from different regions of the world.

Cool: Due to spring weather conditions, the zoo is opening the 2019's season on Saturday, 16 February 2019. So it's opened during the Upper Austrian semester holiday as well.



The gorilla bay with Austria’s only gorillas is an absolute highlight. Come and watch them beating their chests, lazing around and exercising. From the outlook platform in the African savannah area you can stand eye to eye with the six metre tall giraffes. By the way: Get to know the absolutely new born baby giraffe! The naturally designed habitat for Siberian tigers is equally impressive, as is the world’s largest walk-in birds of prey enclosure where you can observe mighty vultures without having to stand behind any railings.

Aqua zoo

The aqua zoo with Austria’s largest sea aquarium is a fascinating experience – even in bad weather or in winter. Come and encounter reef sharks, surgeon fish and many other exotic animals.

The offering is rounded off with exciting adventure playgrounds and homely food.


Evolution museum

From our forbears up to robotics and artificial intelligence: Since May 2017, more than 1,000 objects show the wide range from the mankind's evolution combined with climate influence, changed living conditions, different cultures as well as different religions. Locates directly next to the zoo. Combination tickets available.



The following photo gallery can be navigated with the arrow keys (left, right).

Information and opening times

Schmiding zoo and aqua zoo

Schmidingerstraße 5, 4631 Krenglbach
phone: +43 7249/46272, internet:

Open from 16 February 2019 to November, daily from 9.00 to 19.00;
aqua zoo open all year round from 9.00 to 18.00
(admission up to 17.00 in both cases).


Schmiding evolution museum

Krenglbachstraße 75, 4631 krenglbach
phone: +43 7249 46272 - 15; internet:

Open daily from 9:00 to 18.00