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Dublin Zoo

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Closed Now: 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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Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phoenix Park
+353 1 474 8900
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a lovely zoo. It's well set out and not overly expensive. it was a cold so many animals stayed indoors!

Thank Alyson R
Reviewed today via mobile

Great Zoo, animals looked very content and extremely well looked after. Great day out for everyone. Loads to see.

Thank paulw419
Reviewed today via mobile

visited on November the 18th with a group of friends. Despite being child free and a bunch of so called grown ups we really enjoyed it. Definitely put you in a happy positive mood. We arrived after 5pm no queuing and went straight in. Gets...More

Thank breakluvvers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I brought my family to Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo after being really impressed after the 2017 visit. This year they have outdone themselves. They no longer have staggered entrance times. Gates open at 5pm and close at 9pm with the last entry at 8pm....More

Thank sharynrowat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on a rainy Saturday, the zoo is obviously heavily invested into and the animals seem well cared for; no pacing around the enclosures. It’s the closest I’ve been to a lion! The Christmas decorations were good, nice variety of animals and good gift shop....More

Thank lucyeliza01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wild lights is a brilliant night out but it is pretty pricey for what you get. I understand the zoo need to pay for the fabulously beautiful displays and I felt as a couple €20 each wasn't the worst but for families its €15 for...More

Thank Maccers101
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a good four hours at the zoo. All the animals looked well and happy apart from the orangutan who looked well fed up. I am not a fan of zoos but this one is part of a breeding program to put animals back into...More

Thank BarnzeI
Reviewed yesterday

went last night fri 16th nov , what a dissapointment , brought our 7 yr old son ,cost of tickets i thought ok there must be something to this give it a go and will be nice and christmassy a family night experience , initially...More

Thank alanc75_13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just back was spectacular got there at 4.50 big queue outside by the time we parked it opened at 5 PM queue when we got there but not too busy inside by 8pm it was busier.The colours are amazing the Show was lovely from 6pm...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo tonight. It was absolutely fantastic. The displays were so beautiful and imaginative. Well worth a visit. It was better than any Santa visit even though there was no Santa. Magical Magical Magical

Thank isaacg316
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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