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Who are we? Where are we?


Who are we?

Tropiquaria is in a unique setting on the edges of Exmoor and the Quantocks, close by the sea. 

We are small zoo based in and around an old "Art Deco" BBC Radio Transmitter station. This Grade II Listed building houses our Reptile Hall, Nocturnal House and Aquarium. The grounds house our outdoor collection

We are also an animal sanctuary and work closely with the RSPCA and other exotic wildlife organisations, to help rescue and rehome animals.  


Where are we?

Situated on the A39 main road between Bridgwater and Minehead, we are easy to find. Follow the signs from the M5 to Butlins, and look out for the giant radio masts, and you cant miss us..


Click here, or on map above for Google Maps and directions

If you travelling by Public Transport, the number 28 bus between Taunton and Minehead stops right outside our door


2023 Opening Hours

Open Daily
10:30am - 5:00pm 

We are open, but we still have financial uncertainty, but hopefully with the help of our wonderful staff, volunteers and supporters around the world, we'll be able to navigate our way safely through this period

For ways to help and for up to date news from the zoo, check our social media pages regularly. 


Admission Prices

Adults                                         £15.00
Children                                       £12.00
OAP / Student                             £13.50
Disabled Adult                           £13.50
Disabled Child                           £10.50

Day Tickets available online

Season tickets available online


Schools & Groups

Tropiquaria is pleased to be able to admit large, pre-booked, groups at discounted rates, whether the visit is educational, entirely for fun, or for a mixture of the two. Education can be FUN! Both directors take the welfare of disabled and disadvantaged groups very seriously and with notice can arrange to make the visits of such groups more rewarding....

Call for latest prices. 

One teacher/supervisor free for every 6 children/students

Teachers - Click here for more details.


Animal Adoptions

By adopting one of our animals you will be contributing towards the care of our animals and supporting us in our conservation and breeding projects.
We have many animals of whom you can adopt for a range of prices starting from as little as £25.

We also offer gift adoptions which are an ideal present for an animal lover. Adoption packages are valid for one year from the day of purchase..

Click here for more details and prices.


Keeper For A Day

Are you looking for a special fun packed treat for someone who is animal crackers? Then here is your chance to purchase the perfect present of being a zookeeper for a day.

The day is tailored to suit each individual person. They will shadow a keeper, including working with the animals of their choice, making their special day a truly unique experience. 

Click here for more details and prices


Birthday Parties

Our Birthday Parties, include entrance fee, Hot meal with ice cream to follow.

For an additional fee Larry the Lemur can be arranged to make an appearance.

£15.00 per child. 1 free adult with every 6 children

These parties are very popular so book early to guarantee availability and avoid disappointment.

Call us on - 01984 640688
or email    -


Washford Cross
TA23 0QB


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 Phone : 01984 640688