Elistvere Nature Centre

Elistvere Nature Centre is situated in RMK Tartu–Jõgeva Recreation Area, on the second floor of the entrance building of the highly popular Elistvere Animal Park. Elistvere Animal Park was established in 1997 and aims to share nature education and offer visitors a chance to watch wild animals in their natural environment. The nature centre contributed to this aim by offering nature study programmes and organising events. It also introduces the recreation opportunities in the entire Tartu–Jõgeva area and offers educational programmes in the surrounding nature.
PhoneElle Mäerand, communication manager, +372 676 7495, +372 525 3395
Opening hours1 March to 31 May, Mon to Sun 10.00–17.00
1 June to 31 August, Mon to Sun 10.00–20.00
1 September to 31 October, Mon to Sun 10.00–17.00
1 November to 20 February, Mon to Sun 11.00–15.00
Type of objectNature Centre
Parking facilitiesParking for 30 cars in the parking area.
  • Free educational campaigns for general education schools and kindergartens in the winter, spring and autumn;
  • Paid educational nature programmes;
  • Information and promotional materials about RMK Tartu–Jõgeva Recreation Area and other RMK recreation areas;
  • Forest and nature-related events;
  • Thematic and educational programmes for school teachers and others;
  • The hall of the nature centre available for rental for nature-related meetings, workshops, events; Price: up to 3 hours 13 € per hour.
Outdoor fireplace yes
Wheelchair accessibility yes
SightsThe nature centre is situated in RMK Tartu–Jõgeva Recreation Area, in the entrance building of Elistvere Animal Park. In addition to exhibitions displayed in the nature centre you can visit the animal park.
Winter accessibilityOpen around the year.
LocationElistvere village, Tabivere municipality, 49103 Jõgeva County.
Driving directionsIf coming from Tartu, drive 12 km on Tartu–Jõgeva road, turn right towards Kukulinna and drive 3 km. Choose the right branch of the road and drive 6.7 km to the Elistvere village. The animal park is situated in the Elistvere village. If coming from Tallinn, drive to Jõgeva, then on Jõgeva–Tartu road up to Tabivere and turn left at the sign “Elistvere loomapark 6”.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.576250
longitude: 26.685010
L-EST 97 x: 6496043 y: 656162