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Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo, located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, is Ireland’s most popular family attraction 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 some 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 new Gorilla Rainforest, proudly sponsored by Freddy Fyffes, then travel through the Kaziranga Forest Trail to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants. The Asian Forests is the newest habitat to open at Dublin Zoo where visitors can see Asian lions, Sumatran tigers and Sulawesi crested macaques!

There are plenty of amazing animals to discover including orang utans, hippos, bats, rare monkeys, meerkats, chimpanzees, red pandas and reptiles to name but a few!

Conservation is an important part of Dublin Zoo’s work, and as a registered charity the zoo relies on the generosity of friends and visitors to help fund the internationally acclaimed education, conservation and breeding programmes.

Shop, Restaurant and Kiosks. Most of Dublin Zoo is accessible by people with disabilities; new manual wheelchairs are available on request.

Dublin Zoo’s New All-Weather Play Forest

Dublin Zoo has officially opened its brand new family attraction, the children’s Play Forest, which is guaranteed to have your children climbing, swinging and sliding! The new Play Forest is completely sheltered so it can be enjoyed in any weather and is yet another reason to visit Ireland’s most popular family visitor attraction.

Children are certain to enjoy the large slide, palm trees, sand, wooden huts and rope bridge and of course the wooden tiger and monkey. Suitable for children aged from 4 to 12 years old, the Play Forest can be found next to the orang utan habitat, which is located between the Asian Forests and the Fringes of the Artic.

Prices Daily Tickets

  • Adult €16.00
  • Child aged 3 to 15 years €11.50  (must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Child under 3 Free
  • Senior Citizens €12.50
  • Student €12.50 (must show valid student ID card)
  • Family Tickets
    2 Adults + 2 children €45.50
    2 Adults + 3 chidlren €50
    2 Adults + 4 children €54
  • Groups (10+ people)
    Adult €13.50
    Child €8.75

All Daily Ticket Types can be booked online to save queuing time at the zoo.


Dublin Zoo Opening Times

  • February 9.30am to 5pm
  • March - September 9.30am to 6pm
  • October 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • November & December 9.30am to 4pm

How to Get There:

By bus: 25, 26, 46A 66 / 66A / 66B, 67, 69.
Luas Red Line: 15 minute walk from the Heuston stop.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Teenagers may be required to show ID.

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