Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Rome  /  Zoos & Aquariums  /  Bioparco
Bioparco, Rome
(3.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Bioparco, or the Rome Zoo, was founded in 1908 so the public could view exotic animals and learn about their habitats. Since then, the park has added conservation and environmental education to its goals. The blend of early 20th-century architecture next to the recreated habitats gives the zoo a fantastical appearance that combines human history with natural history. Arrive well before closing time at 5 p.m., because many of the habitats close early to accommodate the animals. Put Bioparco and other Rome attractions into our Rome family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create a full Rome itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Rome by other users

15 days in London, Paris & Rome BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Rome, Paris & London BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Europe BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in London, Paris & Rome BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy, Moscow & Lisbon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PERU February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy, Riga & London BY A USER FROM LATVIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Since the last time we were there, a few years ago, there have been significant steps forward for the well-being of animals for enjoyment by the public. However, you must remember that this is a jail sentence imposed on creatures who have done nothing to deserve it! Unfortunately it is the only way to show our kids (and ourselves) animals that otherwise there would happen ever to see. Puts a little uncomfortable to see that several "beasts" are outside the cages and maybe looking inside the cage of orangutans, laughing at their finding them funny or amusing are the paranoid dance back and forth of the poor elephant living alone. ...
    View original
  • I always stay at the Bioparco cute place for weekend outings routes well structured in the wonderful villa borghese full d. Try for knoc and dive into the green in the Centre of Rome, just follow a nice tea from babinthon there is everything.
    View original
  • The zoo for children is always a surprise but, see animals locked in tight spaces almost resigned to their daily lives puts a lot of sadness. Don't judge the ticket costs that maybe is right about the sostemtamento of the structure. Park sufficiently groomed and clean, to revise some areas spaces too small for the species housed.
    View original
Google
  • This is a good Zoo, but when I went, its cost 16 Euros and about 20% of the exhibits were closed. I also didn't appreciate that the Aquarium cost another 3 Euros. Its a decently sized zoo and there's a nice picnic area. The animals looks pretty healthy, although I think some of them could have done with more space.
  • Went on a day trip with our little ones. Their were many of each animal and we found it was quite good compared to our local zoo in Vancouver, BC. The enclosures are a bit smaller than some, but it was nice not to have to walk so much. Many animals seemed to run up to the fence or front of glass to greet our children. Especially enjoyed the chimpanzees who put on a show for us.
  • The zoo is nice, but it seems like there were very few of each animal. Only one lion/tiger, so if they were asleep you don't get too see one at all. Kids under one meter tall get in for free. It was nice that all of the information they had was in both Italian and English.
  • A really nice and cosy zoo. Large variety of animals - make sure to pay extra for access to the aquarium (you get to see Nemo and Dory - although they are not advertised as such). Be aware that certain parts of the zoo close earlier, such as the reptile house.
  • loved it! Its definitely not the Bronx or San Diego zoo but well worth a visit and the only zoo i have seen that actually has a guinea pig pen with about 50 critters running around - FUN!