Sports Center

Gan-Garoo

Gan-Garoo's wildlife and vegetation were imported directly from far-off Australia.
The zoo is home to free-roaming kangaroos of various types which you can pet and even hand-feed.
You can hear explanations of how the kangaroos are raised, their methods of reproduction, feeding, and their daily lives.
View adorable sleepy koalas, make friends with the cassowary and flying foxes, hear the songs of beautiful Australian birds.

Gan-Garoo opening hours:
regular hours - 
Sunday to Thursday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Fridays and eves of holidays – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays and holidays – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July-August - Sunday to Thursday + Saturday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Eves of Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Passover seder – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Yom Kippur and Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers – closed.

For information call: 04-6488060 / 6488952

Regular activities on Saturdays and weekdays during the summer vacation
  • 6 p.m. – view the feeding of koalas, with an explanation on the daily lives of these sleepy creatures.
  • 7 p.m. – view the feeding of bats, including an explanation of the animal's behavior.
  • Guides are continuously present in the kangaroo compound.      
Prices
Price of ticket – NIS 46 for adults and children over the age of two.
Guests of Nir David Country Lodging  – NIS 30.
Residents of Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs – NIS 34 (upon presentation of ID).
senior citizens, soldiers (regular army service), disabled individuals -NIS 36 (upon presentation of ID)

Your ticket to Gan-Garoo also entitles you to enjoy bonuses for additional experiences (on the same day) - 
- A 25% discount at the Park of Springs – nature and water excursions among the natural springs of Ein Shokek,
Ein Muda and Nahal HaKibbutzim in  green vihecles or bicycles (not including holidays)

- A 25% discount on admission to Gan Hashlosha (Sachne).

How to get to the Gan-Garoo entrance
From road 669, turn right at the entrance of Gan Hashlosha.
Drive approximately 100 meters and turn left into the Gan-Garoo parking lot.

Groups at Gan-Garoo
Groups are entitled to special prices and fascinating guided tours focusing on the zoo's wildlife.
Activities for groups include – educational activity for children, Aborigine arts & crafts workshop, adult-only tours, etc.