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Dublin Zoo

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Open Now: 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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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

Me, my wife and our 14 month daughter had booked a 2 night trip to Dublin with the intention of visiting Dublin Zoo on one of the days and we were not disappointed! A fantastic zoo which was made all the better for us personally...More

Thank AshleyDacre74
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Probably not the best time to visit at the end of October but we really enjoyed it a spent a few hours walking round. The Zoo has been sympathetically built and the animals have good enclosures and are fairly easy to view.

Thank Hayles7
Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed the Wild Lights experience at Dublin Zoo. We did have to park a very long distance away, which was tiring for the kids before they started but the excitement was fantastic when we saw the Christmas Tree from the road. We spent...More

Thank evely016
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great zoo. All the animals seem to be well looked after and content. there is plenty of room for them. The Meerkat resturaunt was really good and they did not mind you eating your own food and the recycling facilities were excellent....More

Thank starlightuk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I hadn't visited the zoo for about 3 decades and I wasn't disappointed. The zoo has developed over the years and even though we didn't have a few children in tow which most people seem to, it was still alot of fun. I discovered a...More

Thank Bernadette C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely zoo, high conservation ethic and can recommend tea in the cafe with the meerkats keeping an eye on you!!

Thank 290katz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely zoo. It's well set out and not overly expensive. it was a cold so many animals stayed indoors!

Thank Alyson R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Zoo, animals looked very content and extremely well looked after. Great day out for everyone. Loads to see.

Thank paulw419
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

visited on November the 18th with a group of friends. Despite being child free and a bunch of so called grown ups we really enjoyed it. Definitely put you in a happy positive mood. We arrived after 5pm no queuing and went straight in. Gets...More

Thank breakluvvers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I brought my family to Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo after being really impressed after the 2017 visit. This year they have outdone themselves. They no longer have staggered entrance times. Gates open at 5pm and close at 9pm with the last entry at 8pm....More

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28 October 2018|
Response from rickcardo | Reviewed this property |
We went Thursday and it was very quiet A few families with younger kids.
20 October 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
26 September 2018|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
It took my son and I about 4 hours