Dublin Zoo, located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, is one of Ireland’s most popular attractions and welcomed over one million visitors last year. As one of the world’s oldest and most popular zoos, the 28-hectare park is home to over 400 animals in an environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience.
Roam the African Savanna and spot giraffes, rhinos and zebras as you go. Hang out with the gorillas at the Gorilla Rainforest and travel through the Kaziranga Forest Trail to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants. Zoorassic World, Sea Lion Cove and the Orangutan Forest are the newest habitats to open at the Zoo and not to be missed!
There are so many amazing animals to discover including lions, tigers, hippos, snow leopards, chimpanzees, red pandas, penguins, okapi and reptiles to name but a few! A unique experience for visitors of all ages, Dublin Zoo is open all year round!
Opening Daily Year Round
March to September: 09:30–18:00
October: 09:30–17:30 16:30
November & December: 09:30–16:00 15:00
Last admission: 60 minutes before closing
Admission Prices 2019
Family: (2 adults + 2 children) €53; Family (2 adults + 3 children); €57 Family (2 adults + 4 children) €62
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DINING/REFRESHMENTS: Dublin Zoo has a wide range of offerings to suit every taste. Be sure to visit the unique Meerkat Restaurant. And as you enjoy your meal – look out for the inquisitive Meerkats – they’ll be watching your every move!! There are also several cafes and kiosk around the zoo serving sandwiches, hot coffee, pizza, ice cream and more.
SHOPPING: Dublin Zoo has two gift shops which feature an array of fascinating gifts and treats from around the world. You will find exclusive merchandise featuring animals, cuddly toys, t-shirts, books, bags and much more.
PARKING: Parking available in the Phoenix Park car parks, which include Lord’s Walk car park and Cricket Grounds car park.
ACCESSIBILITY: Dublin Zoo is 180 years old and contains a number of old buildings and structures. However, most of the Zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties.
There are 9 unisex accessible toilet facilities at various locations within the Zoo grounds. Please ask any member of staff for the code to the accessible toilets upon entering the Zoo. The policy of locking the toilets is to stop the misuse and damage to the accessible toilets. Dublin Zoo has 10 manual wheelchairs which are located at the Zoo entrance.
Assistance dogs: Dublin Zoo does not allow dogs into the main area of Dublin Zoo but they do have a sitting area at a location in the Zoo which provides temporary accommodation for assistance dogs while their owners visit the Zoo. Assistance dogs will be kept in comfortable accommodation for the duration of the visit and will be provided with fresh drinking water.
Located in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, it is easy to get to Dublin Zoo. There are a range of easily accessible options to choose from: bus, train, bicycle or car.
From Dublin city centre:
Buses: Nos. 25, 26, 46A, 66 / 66A / 66B, 67, 69
LUAS Red Line: Dublin Zoo is a 15 minute walk from the Heuston Station stop.
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
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