Dublin Zoo

Just a few minutes bus ride from city centre, set in Phoenix Park, and boasting over 700 animals from around the world, Dublin Zoo is a beautiful landscape of 66 acres and is one of the most popular attractions in Ireland.

Make sure to visit the African Plains and learn how Dublin Zoo, in conjunction with zoos worldwide, is committed to conservation, education and study – an exciting and unforgettable experience! Dublin Zoo is also a bus top of the Hop on / Hop off Sightseeing Tours – make sure to check it out.

Opening Times

January: 09.30 – 16.30

February: 09.30 – 17.00

March – September: 09.30 – 18.00

October: 09.30 – 17.30

November – December: 09.30 – 16.00

The last admission is strictly one hour before closing. African plains closes half an hour before closing.

Dublin Zoo is closed 25th-26th December.


Up to a full day.


There are interactive and structured educational programmes available for youth groups. Just contact us for more information!