Family Day Out at Dublin Zoo
Family Day Out at Dublin Zoo

Family Day Out at Dublin Zoo

Dublin zoo is Ireland’s top family attraction – with over one million visitors a year, getting up close to some of the World’s most amazing animals. The zoo was first opened to the public in 1840. The role of the zoo, like many others, is to actively protect wildlife. Dublin Zoo provides world-class animal care so that the animals at Dublin Zoo live healthy, fulfilled lives.

Although opened to the public in 1840, Dublin Zoo was first established in Phoenix Park in 1831. This makes it the 6th oldest zoo in the World. The first animals brought to Dublin Zoo were donated by the London Zoo.

How do I get to Dublin Zoo from the City Centre?

The Zoo is located near Pheonix park and Aras an Uachterainn. Visitors can hop on the Luas at Jervis Street Shopping centre, alighting at Heuston Station, the Zoo is then a short walk from here.

It aims to educate visitors, through unique exhibitions and storytelling throughout its 28 hectares. Dublin Zoo is also highly involved with multiple conservation projects across the world, which include; tigers, rhinos, lions and apes. The zoo is also a registered charity and aims to work with other zoos across the world to create a much more sustainable world while contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day off, and visit Dublin Zoo!

  • Regular exhibitions.
  • Cafes, and resteraunts.
  • Open from 9.30am to 3.00pm.
  • Adult admission is €17.75
  • Child admission is €13.05, and children under 3 go free!

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