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Dublin Zoo

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Closes in 14 min: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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

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
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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
Thank Carrie2356
Reviewed 6 days ago

took the kids while on holiday and they loved it, we even heard that a guy tried to take a penguin home in a taxi on the news so it was a great adventure ( the Penguin was returned safe)

Date of experience: February 2018
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October 28, 2018|
Response from rickcardo | Reviewed this property |
We went Thursday and it was very quiet A few families with younger kids.
October 19, 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
September 25, 2018|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
It took my son and I about 4 hours
Travel Forum Posts
Dublin Zoo (2 Replies)
What is the best way to get from the airport to the zoo by bus. Going on Thursday with two children for day
November 11, 2008|
Brittany P
Long Island, New York
7-10 day itinerary (21 Replies)
I am looking into visiting ireland again and trying to see how much we could fit in a 7-10 day trip. We want to see Dublin Zoo, Shannon, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, and the blarney castle. Do you think we could fit all this in (it will be me, husband and 2.5 year old)? Can you do a day trip from Shannon to the cliffs of moher?
September 03, 2017|
Response fromfuchsia2014|
Why do you want to see Shannon? It's an airport on an industrial estate.
Kayla M
Waterloo Iowa
Tentative Ireland Itinerary (4 Replies)
I'm going to Ireland in January. I love off seasons! Not many tourists and more locals. Yay... (I'll be the one with the camera at my face) are there any fun things going on at the end of January? And before anyone asks why I didn't fly into Shannon airport because it's closer... I thought it would be fun to take the train... Ok my husband thought it would be fun. With luggage and all. Plus it was a couple $100 cheaper. Ok so Here's my itinerary. January 24th Arrive in Dublin and stay...More
June 06, 2013|
Response fromClauds|
Are you planning to drive around the Ring of Kerry from Bodyke? I wouldn't recommend this since it would be much too much driving for one day with only short daylight hours! I think the tours to the Giant's Causeway run all year round. Depending on the weather the rope bridge might not be open, though. And again, it would be a very long day with darkness setting in early. You might consider a tour to Glendalough instead.