Dublin Zoo - Plan Your Visit

What can I expect
  • Discover world-class animal habitats in this historic Zoo
  • See wildlife from all over the world in the heart of Dublin city.
  • Learn how Dublin Zoo leads the way in its conservation efforts
  • Watch a pack of wolves at Dublin Zoo's newest habitat
  • See giraffes, southern white rhinos, and zebras in the African Savannah
Please Note:
Book in advance to guarantee your preferred visiting time.

Dublin Zoo - Dublin's Favourite Family Attraction

Dublin Zoo is the place to be for a fab family day out. You’ll find lots of different exotic animals in beautifully constructed habitats. Dublin Zoo offers a fantastic immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy!

Set on almost 70 acres of lush parkland, Dublin Zoo is home to over 400 animals! Dublin Zoo isn’t just passionate about their animals, but education and conservation too. A day at Dublin Zoo is a must if you’re looking for something fun to do in the heart of the city!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Explore The Zoo

One of Dublin’s top attractions – listed below are just some of the wonderful things you can expect from your visit!

The African Savannah

Giraffes at Dublin Zoo

Zebras – are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes? That is the burning question! See for yourself and stop by the African Savannah where you can spot giant giraffes, ostriches, and rhinos just to name a few.

Kaziranga Forest Trail

Come see the gentle giants of Dublin Zoo! The herd of Asian Elephants are a star attraction and for good reason. These majestic animals will keep you entertained as you watch them play and have fun together in their very own mud bath!

Gorilla Rainforest

gorilla at dublin zoo

Make sure to stop by the Gorilla Rainforest to see the largest members of the primate family.

The best time to see the Gorillas is the morning as they like to take it easy after breakfast and take a well-deserved afternoon nap – well for some! Their habitat was specially constructed with lots of plants and trees so the gorillas can find a quiet spot to chill out!

There’s still so much more to see at Dublin Zoo – Check out the Humboldt Penguins or head on over to Sea Lion Cove for feeding time! You can find the schedules for all these activities here

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Kids enjoying wild lights at dublin zoo

In November and December Dublin Zoo host a stunning light show exhibition known as Wild Lights. This epic event is enjoyed by visitors of all ages and is a must see event during the winter months. Keep and eye out on Dublin zoos website for updates on this years Wild Lights.

Conservation Champions

Animals relaxing at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo are very passionate about conservation and are involved in numerous conservation and research projects. The animals at Dublin Zoo are so well looked after and the staff at Dublin Zoo are dedicated to helping the animals thrive!

You can view Dublin Zoo's range of conservation projects here!

Dublin Zoo Tickets

You must pre-book your ticket online here. Even if you are an annual pass holders, you must still pre-book tickets (free of charge) here.

Children under 3 go free, but you still need to add their tickets to your online booking.

Getting to Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is located at Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Hop-On Hop-Off

The hop-on hop-off tour offers a fun-filled day out for the whole There is a hop-on hop-off stop in the Phoenix Park, just a few hundred metres from Dublin Zoo. Book your ticket with DoDublin today.

Dublin Bus

The bus routes that stop closest to Dublin Zoo are: 26, 46A, 69. Visit dublinbus.ie for route information and timetables.

Rail

The closest train station to Dublin Zoo is Heuston Station, which is located a 20 minute walk from Dublin Zoo.

Luas

The closest Luas station to Dublin Zoo is Heuston Station, which is located a 20 minute walk from Dublin Zoo.

Dublin Zoo Parking

There is no designated car parking for Dublin Zoo. However, there are free car parking spaces around the Phoenix Park which include Chesterfield Avenue, the Lord’s Walk car park and the Cricket Grounds car park.

 

Birds at Dublin Zoo

Attractions close to Dublin Zoo include Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks)

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