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Close up animals at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo -Where learning comes to life!

Dublin Zoo -Where learning comes to life!

Dublin Zoo is one of our favourite places to visit here at Celtic Group Hostels. Not only do we love to go and see the abundance of cute animals but they also offer different educational options. So if you fancy chilling with the penguins, hanging with the monkeys and learning at the same time, read on to get all the info…



History & Animals
The 69 acre animal abode of Dublin Zoo, first opened in 1831 and is one of the oldest in the world. It is home to over 400 animals from all around the globe. The zoo’s main focal points are conservation, education and study, making it the perfect attraction for groups whose focus is learning.


Educational tours
Why not book your group in for a guided ‘walk and talk’ on one of the following subjects:

  • The fascinating history of Dublin Zoo since 1831
  • Conservation and endangered species
  • The role of the modern zoo
  • Horticultural highlights

Educational modules
If you want to include extra learning for your group, experts at the zoo can guide them through an educational module. They offer a wide range of subjects and lessons last between 1-3 hours.

Modules covered: Ecology, Conservation, Environmental Awareness, Art, Biodiversity, Animal Adaptation and Zooardship.


Group leader Offers
Take a look at what’s on offer for group organisers, school parties and coach drivers…

  • Free entry for group organiser and coach driver
  • Free familiarisation visit for group organiser
  • €10 meal voucher for group organiser and coach driver in restaurant
  • Fast track entry and restaurant bookings available


After all the exploring and learning your group are sure to get peckish. Arranging food for a large group can be difficult but don’t worry - Dublin zoo have it covered. They offer restaurant bookings so you can be assured that getting your group fed will be stress-free.

If you just want a light snack, there are several cafes and kiosks around the zoo serving sandwiches, hot coffee, pizza, ice cream and more.


How to get there
From Dublin city centre:
Buses: Nos. 25, 26, 46A, 66 / 66A / 66B, 67, 69
LUAS:Red Line- Hueston Station stop, Dublin Zoo is a 15 minute walk from there.

Click here for information about zoo opening times.


To book Dublin Zoo Trip and Dublin hostel accommodation for your group Contact us Now. If you need more ideas on other attractions, check out our Activities & Tours section.


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