Visit The Best Zoo and Aquariums in Jakarta!
Jakarta, being the heart of Indonesia, will definitely have some cool attractions to explore. From culinary goods, historical places, arts, events, and even modern entertainment! If you’re wondering where to go with your friends and family, you can try and consider the classic attractions that are known worldwide, which is going to the zoo or aquariums to see many animals and sea creatures. Jakarta has some interesting zoo and aquariums to visit. So, here is the list of those places!
1. Ragunan Zoo
Ragunan Zoo is not only a zoo for animals but it is also a place to preserve some of the flora that Indonesia has. It is a 147 hectares park and home for 2.000 specimens from mammals, birds, sea creatures, and reptiles, it is also covered more than 50.000 trees. They built the area for it to become a modern and leading zoo. Located in Pasar Minggu, Ragunan Zoo has become probably one of the most popular zoos in Indonesia.
The attractions that you could visit inside are the Schmutzer Primate Centre that has various types of Indonesian primates including orangutans, gorillas, Chimpanzees, and rare species of primates from other domestic and foreign countries. The reflection area is also a good place to take a break for lunch with your friends or family, or if you’d just want to go for a relaxing stroll. There is also the children’s zoo and recreation area where children could interact with animals and fishes, while you could go and have a ride in a camel, horse, or elephant. There are many other entertainments that you could enjoy in this zoo!
Price: Starts at the price of Rp4,000.00/person for entrance (Jackcard, Rp35,000.00)
Address: Jl. Harsono RM No.1, Ragunan, Kec. Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Phone: (+6221) 78847114
Opening hours: 07.30 AM – 04.00 PM (Monday – Saturday)
2. Faunaland Ancol
Ancol is one of the biggest recreation park in Indonesia, it has everything you’d wish for as a park, from zoos, aquariums, and even an adventure park. Faunaland is one of the parks that you could visit in Ancol. It has an area of about 5 hectares that consists of land and water. They chose the concept of Papua because its a diversion of Asia and Australia which have unique animals and plants.
Although the zoo isn’t big but you could still find and enjoy learning a number of various species throughout the zoo like the cassowaries, wombats, and even lions, turtles, and more from other foreign countries! They provide you a petting zoo with the animals, you could even feed them! They also have bird shows if you come in a lucky time.
Price: Starts at the price of Rp65,000.00/person
Address: Ecovention Building – Ecopark, Jalan Lodan Raya, Ancol, Pademangan, RW.10, Ancol, Kec. Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14430
Phone: (+6221) 29222222
09.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Monday – Friday)
08.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Saturday and Sunday)
3. Jakarta Aquarium
Jakarta Aquarium is the most popular and modern aquarium in Indonesia. It is said to be the largest aquarium in Indonesia, not only does this aquarium display many magnificent sea creatures and even creatures that live on land and the water, but they also provide performances, 5D theaters, interactive spaces with the sea creatures, and more to explore and experience!
The display is usually scheduled like the cascade, the outer reef creators, and more. But there are other animals that are on display daily like octopuses, piranhas, penguins, and more. Their display is divided into different zones according to where the animals live, don’t worry, they provide you a map to go around. Other facilities that you could enjoy is that they have WiFi, locker, baby changing room, wheelchair access, restaurants, souvenir stores, and more.
Price: Starts at the price of Rp150,000.00/person
Address: Neo Soho Lantai LG 101 – LGM 101 Jalan Letjen S. Parman Kav. 28 RT.3, RT.3/RW.5, Tj. Duren Sel., Kec. Grogol petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470
Phone: (+6221) 27893435
Opening hours: 10.00 AM – 08.00 PM (Every day)
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4. Seaworld Ancol
As stated before, Seaworld is located in Ancol, one of the biggest recreation park in Indonesia. Seaworld is one of the attraction parks that you could visit to explore sea life on display. Not only that, but you could also learn about sea life and still have fun! It conserves over 7.300 sea creatures with over 19 aquariums and every aquarium has its theme on its own. You could even watch the divers underwater performances in the feeding shows.
There are many displays that you could enjoy and learn in Seaworld, there’s sharks, turtles, a touch pool, a tunnel filled with many sea creatures, interactive pools, and much more! Enjoy exploring different zones in their maps! Be sure to look at their schedules for the shows. Other facilities that you could enjoy are souvenir shops, restaurants, and more!
Price: Starts at the price of Rp187,500.00/person
Address: Jl. Lodan timur No.7, RW.10, Ancol, Kec. Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14430
Phone: (+6221) 29222222
Opening hours: 09.00 AM – 06.00 PM (Every day)
So there you have the best zoos and the best aquariums in Jakarta and probably in Indonesia. We hope this helps you. Have fun spending your time exploring animals and sea creatures with your friends and family! Don’t forget to check out other recommended recreational places!