The Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum is a unique combination of a zoo, an aquarium and a natural history museum. The evolution of biological diversity is the main focus of the exhibition with 25 themed rooms: following the development of the first water borne organisms, their spread throughout the sea, their colonisation of freshwater habitats, to their settlement in varying terrestrial habitats.

Special highlights include a magnificent spermwhale skeleton, a large shark aquarium and a living coral reef with a variety of  invertebrates and fish, a tropical hall with crocodiles and lush vegetation, as well as many extraordinary insects, amphibians and reptiles.

You can use all of your senses to explore the natural phenomena through experiments, microscopes and tactile installations.  For children, there are stimulating signs and interactive exhibits to observe, explore and try out.


Through the conservation, breeding and research projects, the collections and educational activities, the Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum aims to actively protect biological diversity.


  • African penguin (Spheniscus demersus)

  • Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)

  • Clearfin lionfish (Pterois radiata)

  • Freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni)

  • Nautilus fossil

  • Eryops megacephalus

  • Julia heliconian (Dryas iulia)

  • Ein blauer Hummer ist zu sehen

    European lobster (Homarus gammarus)

  • Gundi (Ctenodactylus gundi)