Dublin Zoo Annual Pass   (free admission to Dublin Zoo for 1 year)
  • Individual €125
  • Family €185


Annual Pass Cover:


  • Pass holder + 1 Adult or
  • Pass holder + 2 Children


  • Pass holder + 3 Adults or
  • Pass holder + 2 Adults + 2 Children or
  • Pass holder + 1 Adult + 4 Children or
  • Pass holder + 6 Children


Dublin Zoo Price Discounts

  • Dublin Zoo offers discounts on entry prices for groups of 10 or more.
  • Visitors with special needs may admit one accompanying carer free of charge when they purchase a special needs adult or child ticket.Please bring relevant ID and a prove, such as an IAA Autism ID card, , or an associated membership card, GP letter or hospital consultant letter which confirms the visitor is unable to visit Dublin Zoo independently without the aid of a carer or mobility aid.

Annual Pass Covers:


  • Pass holder + 1 Adult or
  • Pass holder + 2 kids


  • Pass holder + 3 Adults or
  • Pass holder + 2 Adults + 2 kids or
  • Pass holder + 1 Adult + 4 kids or
  • Pass holder + 6 kids

Dublin Zoo Facilities

  • There is a shop, cafes, Meerkat Restaurant, kiosks, lawns and picnic tables  at Dublin Zoo.
  • Dublin Zoo hasn’t its own car park, but there are car parking spaces around the Phoenix Park. There are also 2 car parks adjacent to Dublin Zoo and are open daily from 10 am:

1. The Lord’s Walk car park is situated beside Dublin Zoo on Chesterfield Avenue. This car park can occupy  about 260 cars. 2. The Cricket Grounds car park is situated opposite the Zoo on Chesterfield Avenue. This car park can occupy  about 120 cars. Both car parks open daily from 10 am.

  • 90% of Dublin Zoo is accessible for disabled. There are 10 manual wheelchairs at the Zoo entrance.
  • Dublin Zoo has  9 unisex accessible toilet facilities at various locations. Don’t forget to ask Please ask for the code to the accessible toilets upon entering the Zoo.
  • Assistance dogs at Dublin Zoo. Dogs are not allowed into the main area of Dublin Zoo. But there is a sitting area at a location in the Zoo, which provides temporary accommodation for assistance dogs while their owners visit the Zoo. In comfortable accommodation assistance dog will stay for the whole duration of your visit and will be provided with fresh drinking water.

Group visits and School tours

Dublin Zoo is a perfect day out idea for groups of all ages and school tours Discounts for group organizers, school parties, tour operators and coach drivers.

  • Free entry for group organizer and coach driver*

(*Valid only for bona fide group organizers & drivers with a qualifying number of visitors. Proof of ID).

  • Free familiarisation visit for group organiser
  • €10 meal voucher for coach driver of group to be used in Meerkat restaurant**

(**Available at entrance gate. Proof of ID.)

  • Fast track entry and restaurant bookings available

For more information call (01) 4748932 or email: education@dublinzoo.ie

Guided tours & Educational talks for groups

You can book a group in for a guided ‘walk and talk’ on the following subjects:

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

For more information and bookings call (01) 4748932 or email: education@dublinzoo.ie

School Tours

To book a school trip with an education session, or to find out more about your school trip options, call (01) 4748932 or email: education@dublinzoo.ie or visit our Education and Programmes section.

How can you help Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is not-for-profit organisation, it’s a registered charity . It’s very costly to run this popular Dublin attraction- just the food spend is approximately half a million a year. This is how you can help Dublin Zoo:

  • Membership

It also entitles you the free entrance to Dublin Zoo for the whole year.

  • Make a donation

If you want to support Dublin Zoo and make a donation, call Emma Kiernan Marketing Manager on (01) 4748900 call +353 (0)1 4748900 for more information.

  • Adopt an animal

Do you have your favorite animal? You can adopt him and become an animal adopter.

  • Volunteer

Are you an animal  enthusiast and want to learn more about animals? Then you can join an team of volunteers working together to help Dublin Zoo. There are plenty of ways you can volunteer: learning & discovery centre, guided tours, events, educational resources, kids clubs, teaching assistants, admin area and more.

Dublin Kids tips for visiting Dublin Zoo

  • Be aware that last admission is an hour before closing time. Arrive earlier and allow yourself more time. It’s a big area and a lot to be explored.
  • Kids under 16 h an adult.as to be accompanied by an adult
  • Bicycles, scooters, roller-skates, roller-blades or skateboards are not allowed
  • Dublin Zoo has no provision for left luggage.
  • Dublin Zoo is a great place for a picnic and there are also a few cafes
  • Don’t forget that Dublin Zoo offers discounts on entry prices for groups of 10 or more.
  • Check out the animal feeding times and all event times before your visit to plan your day in advance and make sure you don’t miss anything
  • Oder tickets online and save


How to get to Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is located in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. It is easy to get there  by public transport, by car or bicycle or train. Dublin Zoo from Dublin city centre: Buses:
 Nos. 25, 26, 46A, 66 / 66A / 66B, 67, 69 LUAS Red Line:
 Dublin Zoo is a 15 minute walk from the Heuston Station stop. From all over Ireland Dublin Zoo is easily accessible by train and bus services. Check the map below to get the directions for your drive or walk right from your doorstep.


Located in the Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, is Ireland’s most famous fun thing to do and is visited about one million visitors each year A visit to the Dublin Zoo should definitely be a must on your itinerary anytime you find yourself in Dublin. It is an absolutely beautiful place with so many animals and natural beauty. You might want to make the trip to the Dublin Zoo something of a family thing to do so that your children would have the experience of their lives seeing so many animals in copies of their natural habitats. It’s an unforgettable experience. While you are there, visit the Play Forest, completely sheltered and guaranteed to have your children climbing, swinging and sliding in any weather.

Dublin Zoo Opening Times

Dublin Zoo is open 363 days per year with the only two days closed, that are bank holidays in Ireland : Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.

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Wild Lights Opens this Thursday, 1st November 2018

Thursday 1st November 2018– Sunday 6th January2019

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Dublin Zoo is excited to announce that Wild Lights, Ireland’s award-winning night-time spectacular opens this Thursday!

Last year’s sold-out event returns for 2018 with a brand-new theme, “Ocean of Light”, with an entirely new cast of illuminated silk lanterns, inspired by the wonders of the life aquatic. Dive into an Ocean of Light and spot hammerhead sharks, colossal blue whales and dainty seahorses!

Wild Lights will take place in Dublin Zoo from Thursday, 1st November until Sunday 6th January from 5pm-9pm. Wild Lights will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in November extending to seven nights a week in December and into January.

In addition to Ocean of Light, three new areas feature in this year’s enchanting experience – Winter Wonderland, home to Arctic favourites such as polar bears and walruses, Celebrating China bringing a flavour of the Orient and The North Pole, home to Santa’s workshop, a dazzling 16-metre high silk Christmas tree and a host of festive displays.

Traditional Chinese performers will wow the crowds, who can also browse the newly extended craft market for Christmas gifts and enjoy a delicious array of Asian foods.

Who: All ages

When: Wild Lights will open to the public on Thursday, 1st November running from 5pm-9pm until Sunday, 6th January. Throughout November, Wild Lights will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. From 1st December until 6th January, opening times will be extended to seven days a week (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day).

Tickets: Tickets are available exclusively from www.DublinZoo.ie and must be booked in advance

Time: Admission to Wild Lights is from 5-9pm. Last entry to the event is strictly 8pm.

Price: Admission to Wild Lights will be €20 for adults and €15 for children. Annual pass holders can avail of a special rate of €18 euro for adults and €12 euro for children. Children under the age of three go free once booked in advance online.

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is a not for profit organization, registered charity number CHY 2964. Since Dublin Zoo first opened its doors in 1830, its 28 hectares has been transformed with the support of the Irish public and now attracts over 1 million visitors a year. All funds received by Dublin Zoo including gate takings, donations and sponsorships are directly invested into the day to day management, running and up keep of Dublin Zoo’s animals, their habitats and conservation projects. Modern Zoos, like Dublin Zoo, adhere to strict codes of practice in animal welfare laid down by European and Global Associations. Animals at Dublin Zoo therefore live enriched lives in natural social groups in order to encourage breeding and raising young.

Dublin Zoo is managed by caring, qualified and accredited zoo professionals who devote their lives to the welfare of animals at Dublin Zoo. Dublin Zoo works in partnership with zoos worldwide to conserve bio-diversity on earth and financially supports a variety of conservation projects supporting gorillas, tigers, giraffes and penguins among others. Dublin Zoo also supports a range of Irish conservation projects.

Opening Hours

  • Saturday09:30 - 16:00
  • Sunday09:30 - 16:00
  • Monday09:30 - 16:00
  • Tuesday09:30 - 16:00
  • Wednesday09:30 - 16:00
  • Thursday09:30 - 16:00
  • Friday09:30 - 16:00

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