Dublin Zoo

Zoo · Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park, Dublin, Dublin City, Ireland
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–5:00 PM
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Covering over 24 hectares (59 acres) of Phoenix Park, it is divided into areas named World of Cats, World of Primates, The Kaziranga Forest Trail, Fringes of the Arctic, African Plains, Birds, Reptiles, Plants, City Farm and Endangered Species.


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    David B.
    "Snow Leopard and the Red Panda are the best <3"(6 Tips)
    "Great animals, especially the snow leopard."(3 Tips)
    Michael D.
    "Don't miss the little show they do at the sea lions' stand!."(3 Tips)
    Theo L.
    "You can watch the meerkats over your lunch - their enclosure is in the..."(4 Tips)
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  • Brian D.

    Enjoyable day out but car parking can be a problem.

    Brian Daly · 1 week ago
  • Stephen J.

    One of the best Zoo's in Dublin. There has been done real effort here to build nourishing animal specific enclosures. A great day out for children and adults alike.

    Stephen Judge · April 3
  • Ryan B.

    Loved Dublin Zoo. Spent 3 hours walking round taking pics. Even enjoyed eating breakfast at a table beside the Meerkat in the Meerkat Restaurant.

    Ryan Ball · March 25
  • Milene K.

    Really nice zoo. You ought to see the Red panda and Okapi.

    Milene Kw · January 27
  • Paweł R.

    Have lunch outside of zoo. Avoid restaurant and fast food there. Same goes for coffee.

    Paweł Rein · October 4, 2015
  • Paweł R.

    It's totally walkable and the distance between different animals is low. It's super easy to spot an animal. Also as of 2015 autumn you can see young of animals like lion or elephant.

    Paweł Rein · October 4, 2015
  • Marek

    Nice zoo. Not too large, you only need a few hours. Great animals, especially the snow leopard. Worth a visit even though it's a bit further from the centre. Recommended.

    Marek · September 26, 2015
  • Ross W.

    Lack of animals 🙃! Could have been an off day.

    Ross Whitney · September 23, 2015
  • Roger B.

    Fab day out with or without the kids 😃

    Roger Boardman · September 15, 2015
  • Sam H.

    Great day out be sure to coach all the feeding times and talks as they make the trip!

    Sam Hainsworth · September 9, 2015
  • Danijel B.

    Very nice but not as great as I expected. But good way to spend afternoon. Make sure to pick day when without rain *which is a challenge in Ireland :)

    Danijel Balun · August 26, 2015
  • Juan P.

    Buy tickets online! https://dublinzoo.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

    Juan Pernia · August 1, 2015
  • Daniel P.

    A dry day destination.

    Daniel Pollard · March 23, 2015
  • Ong Andrew 翁.

    A great enjoyable zoo for adults & especially kids

    Ong Andrew 翁 · March 21, 2015
  • Ben N.

    Lots of animals, friendly staff.

    Ben Nesbitt · March 16, 2015
  • Peter d.

    Great zoo with great animals. Great for kids as well.

    Peter den Hartog · February 22, 2015
  • Andel A.

    Start with the lions and end with the meerkats. Fun place for the family.

    Andel Adanusah · January 9, 2015
  • Cat m.

    Didn't feel the animals were all that happy. Don't like zoos.

    Cat macc · November 8, 2014
  • Ovgu C.

    So expensive but it has a very impressive lake view with a peaceful atmosphere.

    Ovgu C. O. · November 5, 2014
  • Fiona C.

    Great day out for any age! Sea lions get feed at 2.30 don't miss it!

    Fiona Cleary · November 1, 2014
  • Katherine L.

    I don't think this needs an to be explained. I just love Dublin zoo. Got to see the elephants being fed, all was quiet as it was during the week and got to speak to the zoo keepers. Never gets old.

    Katherine Long · September 1, 2014
  • Jane M.

    Many animals are fed early in the morning and in Summer time the animalistic

    Jane Morgan · August 9, 2014
  • Jane M.

    Check out the baby elephant born July 2014

    Jane Morgan · August 9, 2014
  • Maria H.

    African planes when it's sunny

    Maria Hill · August 8, 2014
  • Jurgis K.

    Take it slowly, it is worth it.

    Jurgis Kirsakmens · June 22, 2014
  • JunZhi Z.

    Please check official daily activities so you won't miss them.

    JunZhi Zheng · June 12, 2014
  • Roel H.

    If you wanne beat the line. Go online and buy a prepaid ticket on www.dublinzoo.ie

    Roel Heman · April 21, 2014
  • Bernard G.

    No need for a watch. The rain starts 40 minutes before closing

    Bernard Goldbach · April 20, 2014
  • Denis C.

    The African sanctuary is very nice.

    Denis Ciumbargi · January 11, 2014
  • InterContinental D.

    Great coffee and delicious food for little ones - look out for the Mercats!

    InterContinental Dublin · December 12, 2013
  • Joy C.

    You have to follow the map carefully to find some animals (red pandas, for example, are tough to locate) but this is a great zoo with lots of very photogenic animals, so bring your camera!

    Joy Carletti · October 28, 2013
  • Paul

    A great place to bring the kids

    Paul · October 10, 2013
  • Bernard R.

    Great place for a picnic!

    Bernard Roche · September 23, 2013
  • Elizaveta N.

    Had a lovely time

    Elizaveta Nikitina · September 14, 2013
  • Chris W.

    There is a hidden path down the side is the Nakuru restaurant, follow this to a hidden hut by the lake side. Excellent secluded spot for lunch

    Chris Woods · September 14, 2013
  • Vitor R.

    The red pandas are lovely! Didn't even know there was such thing :)

    Vitor Ruiz · August 5, 2013
  • Robin W.

    Insufficient toilet facilities that are far from one another. :(

    Robin W. · August 4, 2013
  • Judith C.

    Sealion feeding time was amazing.. Great day out for all ages

    Judith Coleman · June 16, 2013
  • Clmedi

    There are several cafes and kiosk around the zoo serving delicious sandwiches, hot coffee, pizza, ice cream and more.

    Clmedi · May 10, 2013
  • Claiton

    The zoo has a lot of places to rest and vending machines dotted along the route for a quick drink or snack

    Claiton · May 5, 2013
  • Michael D.

    Don't miss the little show they do at the sea lions' stand!. It is fun!.

    Michael Dubuc · April 28, 2013
  • Kaiserin F.

    Amazing zoo!!! Animals have loads of space and you can see them anytime!

    Kaiserin Franz · April 20, 2013
  • Mary M.

    Brilliant day out for the kids. Go early on the weekend to avoid crowds.

    Mary Mo · April 16, 2013
  • David B.

    Snow Leopard and the Red Panda are the best <3

    David Bohrer · April 13, 2013
  • Alan F.

    Great inititive to upgrade the Zoo so visitors can get even closer to the animals - don't be afraid to visit soon!!!

    Alan Fanning · April 11, 2013
  • Ann M.

    Best for Gorilla's, Orangatans, Tigers, Elephants. The African plains area with Zebra, Giraffes and Rhinos etc. Need more Penguins tho. :-D Lion deceased, which was sad. :-(

    Ann Marie · January 21, 2013
  • Ann M.

    Takes a few hours and a lot of walking to get round. Most of the animal viewing areas are good but they use reflective glass which hinders shots of resting areas in some places.

    Ann Marie · January 21, 2013
  • Anastacia U.

    It's a nice place to visit at any age. Red panda and polar owl are the best!

    Anastacia Ukhova · December 30, 2012
  • Orang O.

    The T-Rex paddock was a bit of a snooze fest. Even after they brought in the goat.

    Orang Oetan · August 9, 2012
  • Declan F.

    A great Zoo!

    Declan F · August 5, 2012

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