The tropical gardens Papiliorama and Nocturama in Kerzers are home to plants and animals from the tropics. In the Anthropodarium, arthropods are exhibited. The Swiss Butterfly Garden is dedicated to native butterfly species.

Day and night the rainforest is full of life and activity. Countless animal species enliven the jungle where a large variety of plants species can be found. In the tropical gardens Papiliorama and Nocturama in Kerzers, visitors discover the fascinating world of the tropics without having to fly half around the world.

1000 tropical butterflies and rare colibris live here. Visitors can make unusual obervations among the animals in Nocturama. The roof's cupola turns daylight into a fullmoon night. At night, large floodlights imitate daylight. This enables the visitor to observe during daylight hours the lively play of sloths, bats, night monkeys and anacondas, who are active at night.

Jungle Trek experience: tropical forests, mangrove swamps and orchid ponds transport visitors to faraway lands in the company of freely roaming toucans, roseate spoonbills and iguanas.

Outside area

A wild lakeside habitat:
The Papiliorama foundation strives to raise awareness among its visitors of local flora and fauna and the importance of unspoiled habitats and biodiversity. With this in mind, the outside area features exclusively native species of plants, and the foundation is constantly adding valuable new dry and wet habitats. Thanks to its efforts, the area is now home to numerous native species of plants and animals.

Petting zoo:
Miniature donkeys, miniature goats, rabbits, ducks and chickens roam freely among the visitors. They love to be tickled behind the ears by even the youngest children and will patiently pose for a family photo.

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All year
Time required
2 to 4 hours (half day)
Suitable for children with age
0 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Culture, Education, Nature

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German, English, French, Italian
Group Size
5 - 20

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Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens
3210 Kerzers

Phone  +41 (0)31 756 04 61
Fax +41 (0)31 756 04 69



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Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens
3210 Kerzers
Phone  +41 (0)31 756 04 61

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