Final year classes and study trips
Are you planning an end-of-school trip or study trip to Berlin? You just can't afford to miss out on a visit to Zoo Berlin and its Aquarium when on a trip to Berlin! Find the perfect combination of fun and education and take part in our exclusive programme for the older kids with your pupils:
Species diversity, conservation and extinction
Species conservation is above all a key initiative of the zoological gardens and aquaria. This Aquarium tour sees us embark on a journey to the see the cichlids in Africa, to Lake Victoria and Madagascar.
Just in Lake Victoria alone, there are 500 different endemic species of fish that are at a high risk of extinction. Even Madagascar is home to a unique variety of species that can only be found there. We shall get to know the numerous species of fish, turtles, lizards, boas and frogs and discuss the problems and possibilities in the global effort of species conservation, and even our own personal involvement. Last but not least, we want to use this guided session to make you aware of the global trend of amphibian extinction through the destruction of natural habitats, the use of pesticides and an aggressive amphibian fungus.
Start times of the event are at 9.15 a.m., 10.15 a.m., 11.15 a.m. as well as 12.15 p.m.and in the afternoon by arrangement.
Australia, the world's poison cauldron
We start with the poisonous fish, of which divers should be especially cautious, and specifically shed light on the issues of camouflage, warnings and weapons of the creatures. Our reef tank will provide an insight into the variety of corals, where you will encounter classic reef inhabitants such as clownfish, triggerfish, angelfish and surgeonfish. At the Aquarium Berlin we are only one of a few organisations worldwide who also breed a variety of jellyfish species ourselves, and we will likewise take a look at them. Passing the fiddler crabs, we move on to the sharks and moray eels. It isn't only aquarium enthusiasts that will get their money's worth on this guided session. On land we encounter spiny-tailed monitors, bearded dragons and frill-necked lizards, which can walk on two legs like their relatives the dinosaurs.
Start times of the event at 9.15 a.m., 10.15 a.m., 11.15 a.m. as well as 12.15 p.m. and in the afternoon by arrangement.