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Dublin Zoo

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Open Now: 09:30 - 18:00
Open today: 09:30 - 18:00
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One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phoenix Park
+353 1 474 8900
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved this zoo, and children were absolutely delighted. A full day passed without much break. Lots of space for the animals to move around which is wonderful, except for the birds which is pity, A kind of a bird dome would have been better. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joy_of_Nature
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very well laid out. The animals seem to have plenty of room to move around. Plenty of food options within the Zoo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Poochpeg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to get around. Ive never seen animals so animated and I go to lots of zoos. I was lucky enough to see a gorilla beat it's chest, rhinos fighting a orangutans who are usually very still playing around. Could be better signposted from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hayley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the bright lights were on. Feels very Christmassy, pity there is no snow! Everybody seems in good spirit specially children. Good night out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank realtraveller03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the zoo wild lights. Fabulous display of lights. We all enjoyed the atmosphere and walk . Probably more suitable for children but our teenagers loved it too. Allow 2 hours to browse all.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank patclaire123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an experience not to be missed for young and old alike. It is truly magical and brings your inner child back out. Definitely not to be missed

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular display suitable for all ages. Give yourself at least two and half hours to get around.:)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janeymacliam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dublin Zoo, we went on the Sunday night to wild lights show , enjoyed it so much we went back the next morning to see all the animals. Plenty of toilets and bins dotted around the zoo, everywhere was really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nemosbakes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great big zoo with lots to see, only thing its very expensive like any other zoo I've been to. The prices for each person is very expensive, better buying a family pass.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank P4573ATjeffb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are better attractions around the city for the price you pay at this time of year. Basically your just paying to see a load of lights and lit up animals. Kids were bored after half an hour. There was a small show on but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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28 October 2018|
Response from rickcardo | Reviewed this property |
We went Thursday and it was very quiet A few families with younger kids.
20 October 2018|
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Response from mrsc2815 | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I went yesterday and saw practically all of the animals on offer. The ones we didn’t see weren’t because they were hibernating so much as we just missed them. Think it was just the snow leopard and the... More
25 September 2018|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
It took my son and I about 4 hours