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The National Reptile Zoo

#1 of 5 things to do in Gowran Features Animals
Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
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The place is a little small, but they do have a nice collection of different reptiles! The staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bethany L
via mobile
Has potential

Good array of reptiles available. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Expected more animals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Over 50 exhibits and more than 150 animals! Animal Encounter Zone Walk through tropical exhibit Soft play area Indoor and outdoor picnic area Snack bar Souvenir shop
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is a little small, but they do have a nice collection of different reptiles! The staff was extremely helpful, and guests can play with the iguanas and tortoises. It was a really nice time since we were in Gowran anyway. It can be...More

Thank Bethany L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good array of reptiles available. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Expected more animals / reptiles.

Thank marilyne2375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Reptile Zoo with our 2 kids on a weekend, since it's 1h20m drive from Dublin. Highly recommended as a short family trip destination. There are many fascinating species on display and hourly animal petting. Bring all your kids: there's even a...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I attended as I care for a teen with autism who loves reptiles. The lady working was very accommodating and very passionate that children with special needs should have a great time in the centre. There is a large range of reptiles. All displays have...More

Thank deirdre m
Reviewed 29 May 2017

i thought it was great the staff were all so friendly i did my work experience with them and they were so welcoming i learnt so much about all of the animals i loved every moment

Thank Sadbh F
Reviewed 19 May 2017

found it eventually, very pleasant staff, plenty of parking. Good amount to see. Live meet and see the animals was excellent. Staff know their stuff.

Thank Eibhs
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to pass an hour or two. There are lots of lizards, snakes and other reptiles to see. The highlight was the opportunity to hold a tarantula and a snake. The handler (Unfortunately I didn't catch her name) was interesting and...More

Thank TaraByrne31
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited the reptile zoo last weekend and it was very enjoyable. It is well worth a visit and very educational. Plenty of reptiles to see and the staff were excellent. The animal encounters section was very good. It would only take you one hour to...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Have to say I was amazed at how good the place was! Not sure what I expected (even though it is the "national" reptile zoo...). Even on arrival, expected very little from the outside but cannot recommend this place highly enough!! Our little fella at...More

1  Thank Keith L
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Staff were super friendly and really good with the kids. Very informative and the kids got the chance to hold some of the reptiles. Would definately go back.

Thank patricia421
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