We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Dirty Enclosures”
Review of Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo
Ranked #43 of 515 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner went using our Dublin Passes.
Unfortunately the enclosures were really dirty and not looked after...filled with plastic and ribbish that had blown in and not well kept..
We have possibly been spoilt as we live next to Chester Zoo which is one of the best in Europe and is well looked after!
We didn't see one member of staff besides at the entrance whilst we were there which was very odd!
Wouldn't visit again unfortunately

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gemma C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (7,023)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"african plains"
in 268 reviews
"meerkat restaurant"
in 171 reviews
"sea lions"
in 156 reviews
"great family day"
in 171 reviews
"feeding times"
in 95 reviews
"animal enclosures"
in 81 reviews
"reptile house"
in 70 reviews
"big cats"
in 68 reviews
"annual pass"
in 67 reviews
"animals seem"
in 65 reviews
"baby elephants"
in 63 reviews
"sunny day"
in 99 reviews
"dublin pass"
in 71 reviews
"city centre"
in 78 reviews
"picnic"
in 585 reviews
"orangutans"
in 222 reviews
"tiger"
in 330 reviews
Filter

423 - 427 of 7,023 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2018

The zoo is very basic. I am American so I am used to a little more. It was a nice walk about but it cost roughly 27 euros each. Once I got in there I dont think it was worth it. If you have children along, they will enjoy it. The animal areas were few and large. One exhibit took up so much space, so there were maybe 8 animal areas to see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Natisha G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Had a really great time visiting the zoo today. Great to get to see the animals close up. At the same time nice to see the environment kept close to each animals needs.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sleepySarahj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went with my mum to see the Lions and got distracted for two hours by the elephants, zebras, giraffes, and two very curious ducks.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Moira G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2018

my partner and I were doing a trip around ireland, so afte leaving Co.Clare we decided to take a detour and travel home through Dublin and go to the zoo, 29th May 2018. Whilest it was such a beautiful day, we saw very little animals. We genuinely felt like we had just parked up and taken a 3hr walk around a park. Half the animals were not there, and the other half that were there had their backs turned to the glass (which is no ones fault obviously) ,after driving 3 hours and having another 3 hours drive home, it was just disapointing. However on another note, we ate in the kiosk beside the sea loins, which was actually very enjoyable. The only thing that saved the day was the beautiful weather.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Leo O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Dublin Zoo also viewed

 

Been to Dublin Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing