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20 May

Riga Zoo

History Night at the Riga Zoo

20 May
When the Museum Night events take place in the city, the Riga Zoo invites people to the History Night. Fates of numerous enthusiasts, legendary animals have tangled together during the past hundred years. Buildings and their residents have changed over time, but the extraordinary atmosphere is still present. Also, it is possible to watch animals during late hours, when usually the gates of the Zoo are closed.

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01 Jan - 31 Mar

Riga Zoo

Winter at Riga Zoo

01 Jan - 31 Mar
Every season has its own beauty. Animals are wearing their winter coats of fur — camels, bears, wolfs, reindeer can be especially proud of them at the moment. And there is always something going on in the indoor expositions, as they always have summer there.

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01 Jan - 31 Mar

Riga Zoo

Osteo's Stories at the Zoo

01 Jan - 31 Mar
The exhibition is a story about the most important supporting structure in the animal world — bones. Thanks to the skeleton, numerous living creatures have occurred — fast runners, good flyers, outstanding swimmers, massive giants, agile hunters, skilful pawers, flexible slithers, and many more. Any visitor can explore many exciting and clever solutions for optimising supporting structures of different animals.

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01 Apr - 02 Apr

Riga Zoo

Bird Days at Riga Zoo

01 Apr - 02 Apr
The traditional Bird Days at Riga Zoo will present the Woodpecker's Workshop (from 12:00 to 15:00), where any visitor will be able to create their own bird-cage for the needs of a starling or pupil. In the meantime, the zoo's birds will get into a spring mood – cranes will be clamoring, peacocks will show off their exotic tails...

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01 Apr - 31 Aug

Riga Zoo

Spring and summer seasons at Riga Zoo

01 Apr - 31 Aug
Spring is in the air, and there is an increase in activity in all of the enclosures. Peacocks flaunt their exquisite tails to attract the females - look at me, I am the best! Cranes can also be seen dancing proudly and trumpeting with one another. New editions to the zoo's many animal families are also born throughout the spring, where for hours visitors can view their parents care for them, as well as watch the little ones play. As they become older, their appearance and behavior also change. From June 1 to August 31, feeding demonstrations can also be observed during the day. Enjoy a refreshing day out at the Riga Zoo, with its charming location of the banks of Lake Ķīšezers, among the grand pine trees of Mežaparks!

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29 Apr - 30 Apr

Riga Zoo

Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Days at the Riga Zoo

29 Apr - 30 Apr
Nature is waking up in spring, and so are Latvian amphibians and reptiles. The Riga Zoo invites everyone to the Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Days. Visitors will be able to learn about representatives of the Latvian fauna. This year Latvia's toads are in the limelight. The research workshop (at 12:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.) will include exciting games, tasks and secrets about the life of our amphibians and reptiles.

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13 May - 14 May

Riga Zoo

Animal Family Days in Riga Zoo

13 May - 14 May
In mid May, many animals will have already had new arrivals, and their young are playfully running around the sunlit enclosures, while most birds are still sitting on their eggs. At Family Days, the zoo invites visitors to enjoy various activities from 12:00 to 16:00: solving puzzles, playing games, observing the animal families and, of course, quality leisure time with family and friends.

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01 Jun - 31 Aug

Riga Zoo

Feeding time at Riga Zoo

01 Jun - 31 Aug
The summer programme at Riga Zoo will again feature daily ''demonstrations'' of the staff feeding the animals (closed June 23-24). An excellent opportunity to find out what giraffes, why the lemur has a striped tail, how wide can a hippo open its mouth, and the tricks that the seal named Puika has learned.

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10 Jun - 11 Jun

Riga Zoo

Bumblebee Days at the Riga Zoo

10 Jun - 11 Jun
The bumblebee exposition has been popular among visitors of the Riga Zoo for several years in summer. The activity of these diligent insects does not leave visitors indifferent - big or small. They can watch the bumblebees carrying the heavy loads, building new honeycombs, taking care of the new generation. The creative research workshopa ( at 12 a.m.-4 p.m.) will offer tricky tasks and games.

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