Located in Phoenix Park and open in 1831, Dublin Zoo is one of Ireland’s most visited attractions, providing for over 1 million visitors annually. Its ambition of conservation, study and education has given visitors the opportunity to embark on a journey through a forest of endangered species. Accommodating more than 600 animals, such as elephants, orangutans, red pandas, reptiles and a vast range of other animals and natural habitats – it has easily become a favourite amongst not only tourists but also locals. It is ideal for families, couples and even solo visitors.
It is accessible by bike, bus and train. It’s ideally located close to the city with Dublin Bus routes 25, 26, 46A, 66, 66A, 66B, 67, 69, and Luas red line.
It hosts events throughout the year with upcoming events, such as heritage week, bird watching, forest families and wake up with the wolves.
Running November through January, Dublin Zoo presents a spectacular light show ‘Wild Lights’ that consists of giant, illuminated silk lanterns celebrating the wonders of life in the wild. Accommodating the light show, there are traditional Chinese performers, a craft market and a range of Asian food that will serve visitors a completely unique experience.