Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo: Hours, Address, Dublin Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

09:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Phoenix Park
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Desombre101
Portsmouth, UK44 contributions
Great day out
Nov 2021 • Couples
When here mid week, hardly anyone there.
There is a one way system in place which was good as you didn't miss anything.
I would take some food and drinks with you as there was only two food places open and one of them was a Starbucks.
Place was very clean, and all the staff seemed friendly.

There is a lots of names to see which is nice, with lots of information about each of them. They all seem happy and healthy.

100% would recommend to anyone
Written 26 November 2021
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Kay W
Inkpen, UK101 contributions
Okay
Nov 2021 • Couples
Had a lovely day here and surprisingly there was a large amount of animals. I particularly enjoyed the Penguins and Red Pandas as they're my favorite.

But I feel that some of the enclosures just weren't big enough for the animals that were in them
Written 26 November 2021
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scott b
New York City, NY53 contributions
Such a surprisingly great zoo
Oct 2021
I’m not sure the SanDiego Zoo has as many giraffes and Rhinos - was very pleasantly surprised to see such a wide array of animals. Clean, for kids and adults - really enjoyed it
Written 5 November 2021
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Laura
10 contributions
Fab day out
Nov 2021
I came here with my husband on a visit to Dublin. We both love animals and don't have anything like this where we live so we thought we would visit whilst we had the chance. We had such a great time and spend almost 4 hours at the zoo. We appreciate we were really lucky to see most of the animals (there was a big range), but we really had a good time and thought the enclosures were great. Most of the staff were really lovely and very enthusiastic. There is a one way system in place at the moment which was a really good idea however as we are unfamiliar with the park we found it a bit confusing a couple of times. The one thing that really let it down for us though unfortunately was the on-site Starbucks. It was particularly cold that day so obviously we stopped for a hot drink and some food. Unfortunately the staff at this site were really unwelcoming and rather unfriendly. We got some sandwiches and asked if they could be heated up. The lady on the till barely said a work but didn't seem to like us very much and we waited almost 10 minutes just for us to get out and realise they were burnt. By which time we didn't really want to go back. We wish we had walked just a little bit around the corner to the other food option. It's not a big thing, and didn't ruin our experience, however it did put a damper on things especially as all the other staff were so lovely. Overall it was a very enjoyable day.
Written 5 November 2021
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Leah C
1 contribution
Rip off
Dec 2020 • Friends
This zoo allowed my class to make an adoption of a giraffe. Since than we have received zero update on this giraffe. We have e-mailed multiple times but we are constantly being ignored. Money down the drain and a class full of disappointed children. I am disgusted with this and hope they make a change on this. We as a class we’re over the moon when our teacher announced the adoption of our giraffe, but nearly a year later have we heard nothing on it. I hope your zoo loves it more than we do although i highly doubt. To you, that giraffe is just another decoration in your land of caged animals, to us, that giraffe is family. If you are going to this zoo, just think about all the damage they have don’t to an innocent giraffe and to a class. Do better dublin zoo
Written 1 November 2021
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pjsme
Belfast, UK60 contributions
A good day out
Oct 2021 • Family
We spent almost 4 hours here. The one way system was excellent and the added bonus of all the wild lights installations gave plenty to look at between animals. While we did see quite a few animals, as we were there on a very wet day a lot of the animals weren't out. Also as previously mentioned, a lot of the areas surrounding enclosures were overgrown so it was difficult to see in places. No members of staff on hand to ask Amy questions to.
Overall it was good value but I would like to return on a dry day to hopefully see more of the animals.
Written 30 October 2021
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BM
7 contributions
Good range of animals
Oct 2021 • Couples
The zoo has a great range of animals - but many of the viewpoints are not great as they are either very far away or overgrown so you aren’t able to get a good view of the animals.

Still worth the visit due to the number of animals they have.
Written 20 October 2021
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Chris M
Northern Ireland, UK13 contributions
Great afternoon out and a vast improvement on last year
Oct 2021
3rd visit for us and the second during the pandemic.

Our 2020 visit wasn't special due to the vast amount of restrictions and limited animals available to see. We were probably done within an hour at best last year.

We visited again this weekend and it was a great trip. A lot more to see this time and some of the decorative settings were a pleasure to see, especially when they are utilising 'dead space'. Plenty of animals were on view and we spent a good 2.5 hours in the Zoo.

Plenty of hand sanitising points throughout the park and I have seen comments from folks complaining that groups of people were gathering around areas where animals were in view. Let's face it... grown adults should be able to 'adult' and know how to distance, without Zoo staff having to hold their hands.

Great improvements on last year and no doubt we will be back again soon.
Written 18 October 2021
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Thanks a tonne for taking the time to recommend Dublin Zoo. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
Written 28 October 2021
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Chantelle
County Dublin, Ireland12 contributions
More Birds then Animals
Oct 2021 • Family
Today we brought our son to his first time at the zoo.. I know it is not guaranteed that you see all the animals but there were no sealions out etc at the zoo. Was so hard to see any of the animals most of the walk seemed to just be trees and a river.. no photo points really.. mostly figures for the wild lights scattered all over the zoo.. which was our main highlight because they were beautiful !
Written 9 October 2021
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Thanks a million for taking the time to leave your feedback. Dublin Zoo carefully designs habitats for the animals that are inspired by their natural surroundings in the wild. Species that would often exist side by side in the wild share habitats in Dublin Zoo and the animals have continuous access to their outdoor and indoor habitats which have private spaces where the animals can take shade, keep warm and even hide from visitors if they so please. Our amazing team of zookeepers ensure that all habitats are always well maintained and animals are cared for to a world-class standard, which may require certain animals to be taken off view for a short period. We appreciate that it can be disappointing to not see your favourite animal on every visit, but would encourage you to enjoy exploring the 400 other animals that live here too. We hope to welcome you back to Dublin Zoo again soon.
Written 28 October 2021
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nlgoddard13
Swindon, UK43 contributions
highly recommended
Oct 2021 • Couples
One of the highlights of our trip to Dublin. Much bigger than we expected and great value for money. Spent nearly 3 hours in there. Highly recommend
Written 7 October 2021
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Thanks a tonne for taking the time to recommend Dublin Zoo! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
Written 28 October 2021
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