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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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Dublin Zoo provides world class views of well known animals. I honestly love zoo's so much and aim to visit one wherever I go. Dublin zoo is up in my top 5 zoo's. I would definitely recommend this zoo. I recommend visiting the lion section...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lantatravels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a working template for what all zoo's need to be. Research and preservation in the background and humane conditions out front. Check out their TV series too! Restaurant is OK but picnicking recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hedballet1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyd the time at Dublin Zoo. Not too expensive, and you get cheaper tickets when ordering online. Its a really big zoo, so you need the whole day. Children might get tired of walking. Not that great choice of foods.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElineSm98
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hadn’t been in the zoo for a year or two but went back & had a great day out. Lots to see, really love the sea lion enclosure

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robinbJ3077XE
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice zoo in Dublin, located in the Phoenix park. A long walk if you walk from the city centre. The food in the zoo could be better. But the zoo itself is very well kept and it was an enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sominp1999
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely brilliant day, so close to the animals and the setting gorgeous, had a great day, go into the Meerkat restaurant there’s a surprise in there !! We had missed the lights but seeing them in the day it looked well worth a visit, maybe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to go to. They really improved the Zoo. It is a great place for families to go to. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Damien S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Son and grand daughter were home from Australia and we decided to visit the zoo on a bright cold day.There was a good amount of people there mostly tourists and a great array of animals, the enclosures are big with lots of room for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeirdreW75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the Winter Lights exhibit in Dublin Zoo on 27th December with family. The light display is very well done and quite beautiful, this years theme was Chinese New Year and Ocean Life and both were represented very well. However, my overall impression...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stix339
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see the lights and would go again pity it ended so soon in the new year and all dates were booked

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