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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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Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phoenix Park
+353 1 474 8900
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

As zoos go this is certainly not the best. It has a good "African Savannah" area which is obviously newly built. I understand that it one of the oldest zoos around but they need to continue to spend money on it to bring it up...More

Thank spamdodger
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Years since last visit. Amazing cats. Baby hippos and giraffes. Baby simians. Terrific!

1  Thank McLean75
Reviewed 21 March 2012

this was my irst visit to dublin zoo and we all enjoyed it far better than belfast zoo where we normally go. We spent around 3 1/2 hours goin around looking at the animals and the elephant enclosure is fantastic. The animals have so much...More

3  Thank babes1690
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Crazy cost for a family day out. In these recession times they need to modernise a little

Thank WillieEggery
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Great day out, spent the day at the zoo. Fab safari park. Lovely day for the family and well worth the cost!

2  Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 19 March 2012

I live near Washington D.C., so I was a little put off by the 15 euro entrance fee to the zoo - I've been spoiled by going to the National Zoo for free my whole life! Cost aside (it was worth it, anyway), I loved...More

1  Thank Molly S
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We walked a lot in the first hour and a half for not much return..small animals, several empty pens and nothing especially interesting. Then in a rush we saw several big game, rhinos, giraffes, elephants, and the real stars, the tigers. On a chilly day,...More

Thank BerkhamstedJules
Reviewed 19 March 2012

I love Dublin Zoo ever since they've done it up (2010). I visited at the start of the year and the elephant enclosur is fantastic. The animals have so much more space than many of its European counterparts and seem geniuinely content in their enclosures....More

2  Thank sandrabailey_88
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Visited with my 2 year old daughter -- we had a good time. In comparison to other zoos i've been to, the Dublin Zoo is definitely not on the top of my list in regards to displays,etc. Overall though, it was a good place to...More

Thank BernMoll
Reviewed 16 March 2012

great place to spend a few hours with your partner of family

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0 Votes Are you for real or is this a wind up, I don't answer any questions that are so off the rails. Michael.
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It took my son and I about 4 hours
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About 2hrs