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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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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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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A real Dubliner's treasure

I've been going to Dublin Zoo since I was a child - over half a century now and love it as much now as I did when I was 10. It's such a special place to visit in the Phoenix park... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been going to Dublin Zoo since I was a child - over half a century now and love it as much now as I did when I was 10. It's such a special place to visit in the Phoenix park and it's improved over the years, with more space for the big cats, elephants and giraffes. I've visited many... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very happy, bright and clean place to bring children, staff very helpful and well presented , Seen most of the animals all looking content in their each of their areas.Family enjoyed are day even had a picnic

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd recommend Dublin zoo for a family day out or with friends it never gets old its so big and you can make a day of it😎

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge ground to cover, but bathrooms and facilities for food etc at every corner.. a little bit pricey for food, but ticket was reasonable price so that was to be expected.. wonderful enclosures with interesting facts in relation to the animals.. lots of play areas for children.. the seal show was fantastic.. staff are polite and professional.. would highly recommend... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dublin Zoo is a great little gem in Dublin. Particularly good for families with children. The Zoo staff are very friendly and you can tell they love their job! Couldn't see the aviary - the birds are currently inside due to bird flu scare. The monkeys, apes and gorillas were lots of fun though.

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Thank Matt L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dublin Zoo has always been one of my favourite spots. I was recently gifted an annual Zoo Pass and if you're a fan of the zoo I would heartily recommend. Money from the passes goes towards the zoos conservation efforts, a very worthy cause. There is a carvery-style restaurant (the Meerkat Cafe - you can also just pop in to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went here for a couple of hours on our last day. The exhibits are very good. It is in a pretty park. The walking was easy to do around the zoo.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to see and do! Absolutely love the amount of animals on display! Really big space and great for a day trip!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not in a rush, miles of Zoo to cover, you won't leave wishing there was more as your hungry Stomach will see you out the door, if you do not stop in for eats and treats before you go,. They have it all here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It ok I wouldn't rave about it i would not not go back bit disappointed bit expensive specifically if you have kids take your own food

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