Festetics Imre Experience Centre

In Gyenesdiás, in the family-friendly holiday village of Nyugat-Balaton, you can get acquainted with the wildlife and natural values ​​of the Keszthely Hills, native Hungarian animal species and wild species.

The Experience Centre welcomes all nature lovers. Learn more about the vegetation and the natural values of the Keszthely Hills, and about native Hungarian animals, either wild or domestic.

In the House of Nature Visitor Centre, interactive exhibition elements, photo illustrations, audiovisual effects, and realistic dioramas help visitors to get fantastic insights into the life of the local forests. In 2021 the Visitor Centre was renewed, so it provides visitors with new exciting elements and programs, like the new VR room.

The Animal Park is the best place to learn about native Hungarian animals, either wild or domestic.

Visiting the new Wildlife Park in a 4.5 hectares area with deer stands, a renewed petting zoo, and a new playground is a fabulous program for the whole family.

You can visit all three sites of the Experience Centre with one ticket.

Opening hours of Festetics Imre Experience Centre in 2022

Season Days Hours Cash register open until
15 March – 30 April Tue – Su 10 am – 5 pm 4 pm (centre closes at 5 pm)
1 May – 31 May Mo – Su 10 am – 5 pm 4 pm (centre closes at 5 pm)
1 June – 31 August Mo – Su 9 am – 7 pm 6 pm (centre closes at 7 pm)
1 September – 31 October Mo- Su 10 am – 5 pm 4 pm (centre closes at 5 pm)


Tickets can be used all day long; visitors can enter the centre as many times as they want with the same ticket.
Type of ticket Price
Adult 1 700 HUF
Student (up to 25 years) / Pensioner 1 300 HUF
Children (up to 14 years) 1 000 HUF
Children between 0 – 3 years 100 HUF
Tickets with discounts:
Special agreement / registered group 800 HUF/pers.
Persons with disabilities 800 HUF/pers.
Preschool ticket 800 HUF/pers.
Primary school ticket 800 HUF/pers.
Other prices:
BUBU animal treat 300 HUF
Fridge magnet 300 HUF
Parking at the parking lot of the visitor centre is free.
Using toilets and playground is free.


More information:
Tel.: +36 30/239-9894

4 Dornyai St. Gyenesdiás
GPS coordinate: 46°46’40.4″N 17°16’13.5″E