Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

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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 conversation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience.

Roam the African Savanna and spot giraffes, rhinos and zebras as you go. See the gorillas at the new Gorilla Rainforest, then travel through the Kaziranga Forest Trail to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants. The Asian Forests is where visitors can spot 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! 

New to the Zoo is the Play Forest which is a large, light and fully covered space with wonderful opportunities for children to play!

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.


Restaurant, snack stops, discovery centres, gift shops, a range of children’s play areas and a mothering room


Email: info@dublinzoo.ie
Web: www.dublinzoo.ie
Twitter: @DublinZoo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DublinZoo

disabled access Child Friendly

Opening Times:

Open 7 Days
Mon – Sun
Jan: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Feb: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Mar – Sept: 9.30am – 6pm
Oct: 9.30pm – 5.30pm
Nov & Dec: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Closed Christmas Day & St Stephen's Day.
Last admission is strictly one hour before closing.

How to Get There:

From Dublin city centre:
By Bus: 25, 26, 46a, 66/66A/66B, 67.
By Luas: 15 minute walk from Heuston Red Line stop


Phoenix Park, Dublin 8


+353 1 474 8900