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Dublin Zoo

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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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Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phoenix Park
+353 1 474 8900
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit Opened in 1831, Dublin Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It has changed radically from the days when animals were caged exhibits, and now the focus is on conservation, animal welfare and authentic recreations of habitats it’s really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank max n
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Some of the areas were closed as they undergo refurbishment and upgrades to enclosures and removed the lights from the night time exhibition (which was fantastic). I'll revisit in the Summer to see the new enclosures and attractions.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my favourite place to be in Dublin. Dublin Zoo has a fantastic conservation programme for animals. The Elephant enclosure is first class with so many new baby elephants being born here in the past few years. We always bring a picnic and stay...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was spectacular... Would highly recommend a visit there to see the lights after dark. Got some great photos of my visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AngelaCPM
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great day in Dublin Zoo I hadn't visited in quite a few years but went on Sunday and there enclosures are much improved on the last visit with lots more variety of animals and lots of places for families to have a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Conall17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to the zoo about twice a year as my kids love it. There’s lots of building work going on but this really is a great zoo and worth the time and money!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always great to see the animals up close but some of the enclosures or habitats need an upgrade! The zoo is quite large so prepare to walk (not sure how young kids would go). Gorilla and orangutans were a highlight, along with the giraffes....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wrightydex
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have regular keepers talks and feed the animals at particular times of the day. It's worth checking the timetable, and planning your visit around a couple of talks that interest you or your kids. Fantastic zoo that takes a real interest in the well-being...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dublin Zoo is a huge zoo so be prepared for a long day of walking a long distance and getting very tired!! The zoo itself is set in beautiful grounds. When we arrived there were a group of new volunteers being shown around, which we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank emsiejay03
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of animals. And you really could see them. They were very active. Although it was a normal Wednesday, there were lots of visitors. Most of them parents and grandparent with kids.

Date of experience: February 2019
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28 October 2018|
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Response from McVane | Reviewed this property |
I’d say a week day...not really sure. We went on a Saturday and it was pretty quiet.
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