Dublin Zoo, at Phoenix Park, is one of Europe’s oldest zoos, first opening to the public in 1831. Rated as one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, the zoo is a great day out for families, friends or couples to enjoy. Home to over four hundred different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and other invertebrates from across the world, there’s always something new to see each time you visit.
You can take the entire day if you wish when you visit the zoo. The minimum recommended visit is 3 hours in order to get around and see everything, from the Family Farm to the African Plains. There are many food and refreshment stands available at the Zoo and there is also the unique Meerkat restaurant, as well as several picnic areas. With all these options it’s very easy to make a day of it.
A number of regular activities and talks take place at the zoo, so there is always something different to explore.