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What to see


In the renovated former stand, MUZOO invites you to discover its reference exhibition entitled “Plan B”. More topical than ever, it tackles the theme of biodiversity and the threats it faces head-on, with a contemporary and deliberately offbeat scenography.

Other subjects are also highlighted in a temporary exhibition, where visitors can learn more about nature and the environment.

With its enlarged, planted and brightly lit terrariums, the vivarium offers a fascinating introduction to the world of reptiles and amphibians.


The zoo is a much-loved venue in the city and one of the most popular sites in La Chaux-de-Fonds and the canton. Created in 1891, the animal park in the Bois du Petit-Château has been developed and extended over the years to become a real zoo with a vivarium section. For several years now, the new strategic plan has been to keep fewer species in more areas, in line with current animal welfare regulations.

Our history

The current site combines the Natural History Museum and the Bois du Petit-Château Zoo. Discover the history of these two institutions from their original creation to their current amalgamation