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Role in society

ARTIS is for everyone, no matter their age, education or background. The park and museums also make ARTIS a social meeting place for visitors. In this way, ARTIS connects worlds, from toddler to grandparent, local to international, and from scientist to enthusiast. 

  • By 2030, ARTIS will welcome two million visitors per year – ARTIS plans to diversify through innovation and expansion as a zoo and botanic garden with two museums, a renovated planetarium and an aquarium, as well as a new area under development. 
  • ARTIS is here for the city of Amsterdam – While Amsterdam is home to many residents who have plenty of opportunities, it also contains disadvantaged groups who are less likely to find their way to ARTIS. People with a 'Stadspas', people in emergency refugee centres and chronically ill children all qualify for free or discounted entry. Through a collaboration with Pantar, Amsterdam’s largest social employment provider, ARTIS offers training and work experience positions for those who are distanced from the labour market. 
  • ARTIS reaches all children in the Amsterdam metropolitan area– school children are the generations of the future and are ARTIS’s most important target group. In 2030, all primary and secondary-school children in the Amsterdam metropolitan area will visit ARTIS at least once a year.
  • ARTIS is accessible to all – In the years ahead, ARTIS will work to optimise the experience for people with physical, auditory, visual or invisible disabilities. In 2023, for example, a pilot display for the blind and visually impaired was launched at the Planetarium, and the Education department is currently working on developing educational tactile boards. 
  • ARTIS as a platform in 2030 – ARTIS forges connections with museums, other environmental organisations, schools and sustainable businesses. ARTIS is the hub where environmental organisations, NGOs, startups and green/social enterprises meet or even establish themselves.