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Dublin Zoo

The Phoenix Park | Cunningham Road, Dublin 8, Ireland (Phoenix Park)
353 1 677 1425
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As featured in Dublin for young kids
Ranked #34 of 279 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Derry
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A firm favourite with our family on trips to Dublin. This is a wonderful zoo continuously improving conditions for the animals and consequently the visitor as well. The African plains section is super and almost provides a safari like experience. We visited on an incredibly hot and busy day but the crowds were well dispersed throughout the zoo and so... More

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Wexford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a really lovely day out (adults more so than kids even I think) at Dublin Zoo. We got to see the baby elephant and just took our time through the whole experience. I have very nostalgic memories of the zoo from my childhood. We brought a picnic and the weather was fantastic. Kids loved the monkeys and penguins... More

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was so excited to go here.. been years since i went to the zoo. i was only five but i loved it. 25 years old now and i still loved it.. great day out for family's.. would go again..:)

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited the zoo as a couple and loved it. Will definitely return with our wee boy, very soon. By far the BEST zoo we have visited with a great variety of animals. Plenty of play areas for children to occupy themselves in while us parents have a rest. A must do while in Dublin. Well worth a visit.

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Brilliant zoo, great value, needs 2 days really to appreciate it all. Lovely to see all the new enclosures, good for animal welfare, some times animals may be further away but they are now in a better environment.

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Waterford
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent, had a prepaid pass so it helped avoid the long queue for tickets. Lots of animals to see and various options to have some meals also. Excellent family day out.

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Dublin, Ireland
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I came here on a hot August day so there are a couple of things I expected: - The zoo was full of kids who were on a steady diet of sugar and excitement - Some of the animals would not be as active due to the heat - It would take time to see things due to the crowds.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love Dublin Zoo. From being brought as a child to bringing my own children, it's always been a magical & fun day out. One piece of advice though, is to bring your own picnic. There are plenty of picnic tables spotted around the zoo & unfortunately all I can advise is that any food you pack is going to... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went on a beautiful day and the zoo was fantastic. There were several animals I felt were not given enough space eg the tigers and lions, hence the four stars. However the African part was just immense! The pictures we got and having giraffes/elephants mere feet from you was absolutely amazing. There was also a conservation exhibit which I... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While certainly not as large as the Bronx or San Diego zoos, the Dublin zoo has a lot of great exhibits where most of the animals are allowed to roam freely in a fairly wide open areas instead of being confined to small cages. The largest, The African Savanna, giraffes, zebras, rhinos and ostriches roam about in an exhibit that... More

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