Aquazoo Lobbecke Museum: Tickets, Opening Hours and More

Updated on October 20, 2023  


Welcome to the enchanting world of aquatic wonders and terrestrial treasures at the Aquazoo Lobbecke Museum in Dusseldorf.

In this blog post, we'll dive into the fascinating realm of this renowned institution, where the realms of water and land converge to offer a unique and educational experience.

What is Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum?

Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum is a place where the wild and aquatic life meet history.

This incredible institution, situated in Nordpark, gives you a unique experience of walking through a zoo, an aquarium and a natural history museum all under one roof.

The museum showcases rich biodiversity with its 1,400 exhibits which include both intriguing models and interactive stations for visitors to enjoy.

The beauty of Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum lies within its diverse animal habitats that mimic real ecosystems.

These habitats are filled with fascinating creatures from different regions of our planet - whether it be land or underwater species.


From exploring marine life in detailed shark aquariums to gazing at the large sperm whale skeleton suspended above your head, every corner offers something new for wildlife enthusiasts.

Excitingly enough, this doesn't just stop at animals! The venue also has exhibits related to paleontology showing us historical elements from prehistoric times merged into current day contexts.

Take note as well that the focus goes beyond simply providing entertainment; there's an emphasis on animal conservation and environmental education aimed at encouraging understanding and care towards all living things around us.

With almost half-a-million visitors annually, it’s clear we have created something truly special here – come unravel nature's treasures firsthand at the Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum!

Exhibits at Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum

Permanent & temporary exhibition

The Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum takes pride in its permanent exhibition, a treasure trove of over 5,000 fascinating animals from more than 550 different species.

There are 25 uniquely themed rooms where you can explore and admire diverse collections of creatures. [1]

The exhibition at the Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum is designed as a tour that consists of six parts:

  • Understanding Diversity
  • In the Sea
  • In Freshwater
  • On Land
  • Preserving Diversity
  • Understanding Diversity

Temporary (Special) Exhibitions

Special exhibitions complement the permanent display by providing glimpses into specific areas of natural history and aquatic life.

For example, from April to September 2023, there was an exhibition on the "Giants of the Atlantic": whales and dolphins, sharks and rays. This exhibition immersed visitors in the mysterious world of these magnificent creatures, shedding light on their importance and the efforts required for their preservation. 

These exhibits change periodically to offer fresh perspectives and insights about the world around us.

Witness how Earth's environment has developed over time or learn about exotic marine ecosystems - every visit holds a new adventure!

Unique Presentation

The presentation within the exhibition seamlessly weaves together the stories of living animals and natural history objects such as fossils, skeletons, and models.

This thematic integration allows visitors to appreciate the interconnectedness of the natural world.


This juxtaposition allows for fascinating cross-references, making the world of natural history come to life.

The exhibition showcases an impressive collection of 1,400 natural history exhibits, models, and interactive stations, creating a rich and engaging experience for all who explore it.

Exploring Life's Origin and Diversity

This section of the exhibition is a journey into the depths of life's history and the wondrous diversity that has evolved on Earth.

Visitors are immersed in the narrative of life's origin, its evolution, and the sheer variety of species that have graced our planet.

Additionally, the exhibition boasts a separate mineralogical exhibit and an area dedicated to exploring the intricate relationship between the sea and humanity.

Children's Level and Characters

The redesign of the exhibition includes a special treat for young visitors. A dedicated children's level has been thoughtfully crafted to engage and educate young minds.

This space is made all the more enchanting with the presence of Fred and Theodor Löbbecke, comical mud skipper characters who accompany children through the exhibit.


Their playful antics and informative adventures make the exhibition not only educational but also immensely enjoyable for the younger audience, sparking their curiosity and nurturing their love for the natural world.

Sperm whale skeleton

We walked through the quiet halls of the Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum until we reach a sight that stops us in our tracks - The enormous skeleton of a sperm whale.

It towers over us, dwarfing our size and making us marvel at its sheer magnitude.