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Planet Zoo: The best Steam workshop designs 2019

It’s been almost a month since the Planet Zoo release date now and we are already seeing some absolutely amazing Steam Workshop items being created by the community.

Planet Zoo Steam Workshop:

Planet Zoo Steam Workshop items are blueprints you can download to help make creating stunning areas for you zoo an absolute breeze, we have compiled a list of what we feel are some of the best out there.

Planet Zoo Steam

All of the items listed below are my own personal favourites. They do happen to be very popular on Steam, but that just proves they are awesome!

I’ve listed each of the categories below along with the creator and a link to the steam workshop item for you to subscribe to and download.

Kore’s Ivy Garden

Best Zoo Entrance

One of my personal favourite Planet Zoo steam workshop items is the Ivy Garden Entrance created by Kore.

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Kore’s Ivy Garden Entrance (front)

This zoo entrance is among the most popular entrance’s on the steam workshop. I think it’s absolutely beautiful! There are a few requirements that come with the blueprint which include:

  • Souvenir Shops
  • Classic Theme
  • New World Theme
  • Power

You’ll need to unlock these items using the Mechanic Research in Planet Zoo. The zoo entrance is built along a 9 width path, but you can extend this if you wish.

Kore’s Ivy Garden Entrance (rear)

There are 4 speakers in the walls, a power generator and a water treatment building, and information and a Mementos shop to the rear. You’ll also find room for an ATM, benches, donation boxes etc.

Wikz’s Drinks and Info

Best Drinks & Info Shops

Wikz’s Drink and Info shops have a real African zoo vibe to them. I love that the design isn’t just face on and has a sense of definition that I find refreshing.

Wikz’s Drinks and Info Shops

If you hadn’t guessed already, the blueprint includes a drink and information shop. However, what I love about these Steam items is you can completely customise them to your liking.

Side view of Wikz’s Drink and Info Shops

For example, if your zoo already has a drinks and info shop and you want a food or souvenir shop instead, you can use the shell provided. Planet Zoo (like Planet Coaster) makes it easy to personalise your zoo just the way you want.

Silv’s Tudor Toilets

Best Toilets

Toilets, whilst perhaps not the most attractive of buildings, are an absolute necessity to any zoo. Silv has done an awesome job of making a boring toilet block look part of the scenery. In fact, it’s hard to recognise the blueprint as a toilet!

Silv’s Tudor Toilets

Unlike shop shells (or blueprints), toilets do have to be used for toilets due to their unique shape and design. However, with a bit of fiddling, you could easily personalise this blueprint for shops or even staff buildings.

Tudor Toilet Chimney View

The detail that goes into these blueprints is insane. Just look at the work around the chimney with the flowers and foliage. Absolutely spot on.

I don’t know about you, but this is giving me some serious inspiration for my own zoo in Planet Zoo!

bucko415’s Reptile House

Best Exhibit Habitat

There are two types of habitat; a normal habitat and an exhibit. Technically speaking, an exhibit isn’t really a habitat, but Steam classes it this way. My favourite exhibit has to be this Reptile House created by bucko415.

Reptile House by bucko415

The design requires you to research the Classic Theme in the game in order to make use of it. The blueprint includes space for:

  • Exhibits
  • Toilets
  • Donation boxes
  • Benches
  • Water feature
Inside the Reptile House

All of the above is included but will just require you to create paths throughout. bucko415 says this should be quite easy to sort out. I’d recommend using the angle snap feature in Planet Zoo.


Best Animal Habitat

The award for best animal habitat (in my opinion) goes to MorZoo’s Grizzly’s Home. The level of detail included in this blueprint is absolutely amazing and the creativity deserves to be recognised.

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Grizzly’s Home Overview

The Grizzly’s Home was created as part of the Bear Necessities challenge in Planet Zoo. The habitat includes a cave for the bears, a beautiful cascading waterfall, and a shallow water area for fishing.

Steam Planet Zoo
Guest View of MorZoo’s Bear Habitat

In order to place this blueprint in your zoo, you’ll need to unlock the following items by researching them:

  • Africa Theme (level 1)
  • New World Theme (level 1)
  • Asia Theme (level 1)
Floss’s Longleat House & Gardens

Best Park (Zoo)

This is by far the best park I’ve seen in Planet Zoo. There’s a few reasons for this, but first let me draw your attention to the insane level of details that has gone into the building alone! Hats off to you Floss for creating this spitting image of Longleat House and Gardens.

Planet Zoo Longleat

I am extremely lucky to live very close to Longleat House and Gardens and have been at least once a year for as long as I can remember. This place brings back wonderful memories, so seeing this in Planet Zoo is down right fantastic.

Inside this wonder you’ll find gift shops, food and drink shops, seating and a staff area. The staff area includes a staff room, workshop and power station.

Step foot outside and you’ll find beautiful gardens, the iconic maze, and a train station. Utterly awe inspiring, this must have taken HOURS to create.

Other Guides:

Since we know how hard sim games such as Planet Zoo can be, we’ve been compiling a list of guides to help make sure building your zoo is manageable.

Take a look at some of our other guides to become a Planet Zoo pro:

We will keep adding to the list and making sure that we continue developing guides to ensure you become pro-keepers’.

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