BJ-T09: Beijing Family Day Tour to Zoo & Aquarium

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  Itinerary Brief
This tour including Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium, Beijing Planetarium, Paleozoological Museum of China and China Science and Technology Museum is very suitable for a family vacation. The kids will learn a lot while having fun. 

 It is a guided tour by eco-friendly public transport. If you need a private car, feel free to contact our travel consultants to arrange it for you.
  Stop 1: Beijing Zoo
Beijing Zoo
Having a close contact with lovely giant pandas must be the dream of most visitors to China, especially children. In the capital of China, Beijing Zoo is the best place to see this lovely creature. Besides, there are more than 500 species of rare animals from both China and other countries in the world, such as golden monkeys, Siberian tigers, chimpanzees, and saltwater crocodiles. 

Admission fee: CNY19, including Panda Hall
Open time: April – October: 7:30 – 18:00; November – March: 7:30 – 17:00 

How to Get to Beijing Zoo by Public Transport 

The day before the tour, our guide will contact you to confirm the address of your hotel and the pick-up time. At the scheduled time today, he or she will wait for you at the hotel lobby and then accompany you to the Beijing Zoo. Depending on the location of your hotel, the guide will decide whether to travel by subway or bus.

 By subway: Subway line 4 has a station close by, named Dongwuyuan (Zoo). After arriving, leave from Exit B or C1 and you will find the entrance to the zoo immediately.
 By bus: Take bus 27, 87, 105, 107, 111, 129 (Te 19), 305, 332, 347, 360, 362, 534, 563, 604, 632 to the Dongwuyuan stop; walk east for a few meters to find the entrance on the north side of the road. Or take bus 7, 15, 16, 19, 56, 65, 102, 103, 334, 695 to the bus stop Dongwuyuan Shuniuzhan (Zoo Terminal), which is just opposite the zoo entrance.
  Stop 2: Beijing Aquarium
Beijing Aquarium is in the northeast corner of the Beijing Zoo. After visiting Beijing Zoo, the guide will escort you there on foot. Inside, you’ll encounter colorful tropical fish, sea animals, arctic animals, as well as Chinese sturgeons. You can also enjoy brilliant shows performed by dolphins, sea lions, and seals in the last hall.

 Admission fee: CNY175
 Open time: April – October: 9:00 – 17:30; November – March: 10:00 – 17:00
  Stop 3: Beijing Planetarium
Beijing Planetarium is diagonally across the street from the southern gate of the Beijing Zoo. If you are energetic, the guide will lead you to walk across the Beijing Zoo to reach it. It is about a 1,100-meter-long (1,200 yards) walk. If you do not want to walk that long, the guide will accompany you to get out from the northern gate of Beijing Planetarium, then take bus no. 305 to get there; the bus ride takes about 15-20 minutes. 

In Beijing Planetarium, you can get to know the unfamiliar outer space by viewing vivid documentaries as well as 3D and 4D movies. The vast universe is represented in the dome-cinemas, making you feel like standing among shining stars and planets.

 Admission fee: CNY10
 Open time: 9:00 - 16:30, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
  Stop 4: Paleozoological Museum of China
It is to the west of Beijing Planetarium and the guide will lead you there by walk. The Paleozoological Museum of China houses thousands of precious fossils of ancient animals, such as dinosaurs, mammoths, and Confuciusornis, samples of stone tools used millions of years ago, as well as documentaries dragging you back to that remote age to learn a lively lesson of this mysterious world.

 Admission fee: CNY20 
 Open time: 09:00-16:30; closed on Mondays
  Stop 5: China Science and Technology Museum
China Science and Technology Museum will be today’s last stop. After visiting the Paleozoological Museum, follow the guide to walk for about 650 meters (710 yards) to Erligou Subway Station to take subway line 6 to Nanluo Guxiang, then transfer to line 8 to Olympic Park. After getting out from Exit G, walk for about 700 meters (770 yards) to get there. 

It not only displays high-tech products, but also has many programs for kids to learn technologies while having fun. The best exhibitions include space crafts, a Chinese wood pagoda replica, clever robots and Chang’s seismograph. 

 Admission fee: CNY60, including Science Paradise Hall
 Open time: 9:30-17:00, except Mondays
  Return Back to Hotel
When today’s sightseeing draws to an end here, the guide will escort you back to your hotel by subway or bus, based on the real-time traffic conditions and distance to your hotel. 

 By Subway: The closest subway station is Olympic Park on line 8 where you came from earlier. It is also a station of line 15. 
 By Bus: The closest bus stop is Datun North Road, but only bus no. 466 stops by. 
  Lunch Arrangement
We recommend you to have lunch around the southern gate of Beijing Zoo. You can flexibly enjoy it after visiting the Beijing Aquarium, Beijing Planetarium or Paleozoological Museum of China. Just inform the guide about your choice. If needed, the guide would be glad to give you some advice and recommendations.
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This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
Price (based on 2 people as a group)
per person
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Public transport
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites and exhibitions inside
Price Excludes
  • Hotels & meals
  • Tickets for theaters inside tourist sites
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guide
Why Choose Us?
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    Beijing One-Day Tours from $59 per person

 Other Beijing 1-Day Tours: 
    Royal Cultural Sites: to Yonghe Lamasery, Guozijian Street, Temple of Confucius & Imperial Academy