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Dublin Zoo

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Address: Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 474 8900
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and...

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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Great to walk around without a buggy!

Fab day courtesy of Elephant Storage! We saw most of the animals. Lots of visitors and great craic with our lads! Love, love, love the ZOO 😎

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Portmarnock, Ireland
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Portmarnock, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fab day courtesy of Elephant Storage! We saw most of the animals. Lots of visitors and great craic with our lads! Love, love, love the ZOO 😎

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love Dublin zoo. I love the daily talks they do and I love all the effort they've put in lately to make it as animal/people interactive as can be. I easily visit once a month at least with my partner as we are annual pass holders. The old part of the zoo doesn't have much "flow" to it as... More 

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Thank DublinGirl2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well it's one heck of a city zoo. We went expecting a ok zoo but came away with the feeling we had been at a very well kept and organised zoo. .. roughly 4+ hours you need to set aside for the zoo ... would recommend on a dry day. Lots to see lots to do kids play parks to... More 

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Thank TigerCity1
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As an annual ticket holder for a number of years, we visit regularly. There have been some really fab improvements made in that time. With the exception of the African plains, the rest of the zoo had become quite tired and run down looking but I guess with some serious investment they have really improved the visitor experience. In particular... More 

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Thank C C
Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I decided to make a pit stop here for our toddler. We figured she was not getting excited over castles and cathedrals, but she would enjoy the zoo. I have to say, even we were pretty amazed by the layout of this place! There are so many playgrounds around to allow small kids to blow off steam,... More 

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Thank Bonnie A
Ireland
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So proud of this zoo and love that it's so close. The new water feature is great and loved looking at the sea lions. The only area of improvement would be more car parking for families, ie near the entrance

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Thank ri_ra_2004
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the zoo today for my yearly visit being going over 40 years and I have to say it's my favourite place in Ireland. From the minute you walk in the staff are friendly and helpful , I was there for opening time as I find its the best time to see all animals , the big cats which are... More 

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Thank Valerie O
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my recently turned 8 grand daughter and her friend to the zoo for her birthday. Getting there is easy enough by car but parking was a bit of a nightmare. I foolishly did not pre-book tickets on-line and so ended up in a very long cue. However it moved very quickly. I think there is a bus from... More 

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Thank brawn238
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visit regularly and love it. There have been a lot of improvements recently and the sea lion enclosure is particularly good. BUT the catering options are appalling and horrendously overpriced. Bring a picnic or be prepared to be parted from the contents of your wallet.

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Thank kateb1969
Coningsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really good experience. Straight forward entry system that is easily signed. Each exhibit has a couple of viewing areas which is good. The orangutan enclosure is one of the best as if you are lucky as we were you can watch them swing across the public walk way on the high ropes. Well worth the visit.

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