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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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A day of fun

Dublin zoo is a good place for families with children. It offers good entertainment for the children with lots of animals to be seen, but also a good few places for the parents to... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Dublin zoo is a good place for families with children. It offers good entertainment for the children with lots of animals to be seen, but also a good few places for the parents to sit and enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea.

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Dublin, Ireland
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Dublin Zoo after a 20 year absence since our last visit there is nothing worth talking about that has changed other than the public eating areas and restaurants the enclosures are much the same as 20 years ago and it is expensive with a family

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Thank silverjet9
County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great family day out. Very lucky that the sun shone on us. Sea lions put on a great show. Food quality poor.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a super place. Sadly we left it too late in the day to go and were rushing at the end. Definitely a place we will go back to visit giving ourselves a whole day. The zoo is doing its part for conservation with endangered species. There are plenty of children's play areas spread around the whole zoo.

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Thank Jean M
Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dublin Zoo has always been a great example of a City Zoo. The new Orangutan enclosure & other work ongoing are only helping to cement that! Set in the beautiful Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is a great attraction for all, particularly younger kids. Very nicely laid out, you can walk in a lazy circuit & see everything with very little... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited Dublin Zoo many times but always in the summer. I decided to visit in the winter and had a fantastic experience last Sunday. On a cold, crisp day parking was readily available. The were no crowds and the animals were very visible and active. I would highly recommend this throughly enjoyable experience.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This zoo is very well laid out with a great variety of animals. Our admission was included in the Dublin pass which was amazing value for money. Well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thanks to Ryanair we took £2 flights from Edinburgh on Wednesday 30th November to Dublin. It was a lovely sunny day! Got there at 9.45. Had a great breakfast in the Merekat Cafe then started our trip led by my 6 year old Grandson. I highly recommend the Zoo...it is flat (unlike Edinburgh Zoo), the animals are in massive enclosures,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to visit! It's been a long time since I last visited the zoo. It has gotten bigger and better! The animals are well cared for and have plenty of space to roam around in. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and take great care of their animals. There is so much to see and do so wear... More 

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Thank Jacqui H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So decided to visit the zoo with Italian turns and their children. Disappointed doesn't even come close. We arrived at 3.03pm only to find it was all closed up, and worse to follow was to be ignored by the security guard. NO Cead Mile Failte here let me tell. So I called out to the security to be ignored once... More 

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