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Dublin Zoo

#18 of 532 things to do in Dublin Features Animals
Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 474 8900
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 via mobile

If you go in the daytime there are ques everywhere and animals are hiding and lazy, you go later it's the same price and parts of zoo and shops closes 2h before closing time. Staff is rude, refused to help an elderly man, who didn't...More

Thank Pania L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not a fan of the zoo because the animals always look so sad, but I was convinced to go anyway. I found the enclosures to be far too small - is as humans have way more space to walk around the zoo than...More

Thank Nikki O
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is probably not fair that I review Dublin Zoo compared to other great zoo's that we have visited over the years across the globe. Firstly parking is a nightmare so if you can get a bus or be prepared to walk. The zoo itself...More

Thank umlaith
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to this Zoo previously and it just improves everytime i visit. So many animals to see and you are guaranteed to see them and even some of them up pretty close. Its a lovely layout and a great walk with lots to...More

Thank MrsKCIreland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn't think the Dublin zoo would be so fun but it turned out to be a great family outing. There is a bug variety of animals, lots of space, and areas to simply rest and watch the animals in action. Great for families!

Thank nunibnichar
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife enjoys visiting zoos, so this was a must for our time in Dublin - the weather was gloriously sunny and we spent about 4 hours taking a leisurely walk around. I was impressed with the enclosures, because, although the animals are captive, they...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With beautiful grounds and plenty of animals on view this is a lovely place to spend 2 or 3 hours. The fact that it's laid out in a loop means your not forever losing a member of your group. There's plenty of play areas for...More

Thank shadee k
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great day to be had at the zoo, it's just full of wonderment for kids , well laid out route to the huge plain with great view of the larger animals. Costa coffee on site but a little dearer. Parking is ample but you need...More

Thank DinkyIRL
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided it was a beautiful day weather wise so wee would take a day trip to dublin zoo and I'm happy too say it was a brilliant day. The zoo itself is large and mostly all flat ground which was good...More

Thank marcoreid
Reviewed 5 days ago

dublin zoo is a good day out for the kids. plenty to see and do. it was very busy when we were there but i was still a nice day.

Thank Paul M
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15 April 2017|
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Response from dswords71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the tickets are usually cheaper online and you get to enter through the members entrance which is quicker.
21 March 2017|
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Response from Dylan G | Reviewed this property |
I have visited both within the last month. the Dublin Zoo was smaller, but much better. The exhibits were larger and the animals were out. The park around the Dublin Zoo is fantastic as well. The second tallest spire (1st... More
15 January 2017|
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Response from Shane C | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes you are right getting off the the gate to the park. The zoo emtrance is less than a 5 minute walk from here. Walk straight through the gate and keep to the right of the fork in the road. You will see the zoo to your... More