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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 day out

We went to the zoo on Saturday and even though it was raining we didn't let that stop us from having an amazing afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the zoo on Saturday and even though it was raining we didn't let that stop us from having an amazing afternoon.

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Thank Sarah L
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I got on the sightseeing bus and spent most of the day here at the zoo. We bought tickets online (€17 per adult, not sure of child prices) so we didn't have to queue, but when we arrived at lunchtime, there wasn't a queue anyway. Only 2 or 3 people waiting. This was on a Saturday. We... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the afternoon here after getting off the City Hopper bus right outside. It's a great zoo with plenty to see. We got €2 off the admission as we picked up a discount card in our hotel. The Zoo had a great variety of animals and wasn't too busy when we visited so were able to see everything really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited with the kids in August. Weather was great which always helps. The parking in Phoenix park is very handy. Don't be put off if the designated parking is full as people just seem to park on the roadside. Great collection of exotic animals which is what you would expect but the accessibility and the curiosity of some meant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Informative talks by keepers. Large spacious enclosures. Visited during the week and was nice and quiet.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to visit the Dublin Zoo, and it was incredible. By far it was much better than our Franklin Zoo here in Boston, MA, USA. I got a lot of great pictures without fences obstructing the view, and the animals had so much open space to roam. If we ever get back to Dublin will we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love coming to Dublin zoo! Great day out , bring a picnic as the food isn't great in the zoos restaurants. Give yourself loads of time to explore and try get there during feeding time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I are both animal lovers and always enjoy Zoos, but the Dublin zoo was the highlight of our vacation- definitely the best we've been to. Enclosures are well-kept and don't feel like cages. For most animals, you can enjoy unobstructed views from multiple vantage points. Even though this isn't the largest zoo, you can still easily spend... More 

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Altenbeken, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I remember the zoo as child in the 1960's. There is now no resemblance to what it was then which is a great thing the witness. The enclosures are nice an large and well planted, you have the feeling of walking through a green wilderness and looking at the animals through the greenery as opposed to fencing and cages. The... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent the day at the zoo on a rainy day and it seemed as if each animal was posing for pictures! They were all out in full bloom, snacks were good, walks were scenic. All over a beautiful place!

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