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Dublin Zoo

At The Spencer Hotel

The Spencer Hotel Dublin is located near Dublin Zoo and is the perfect activity for a fun day out for the whole family. Dublin Zoo is located in the picturesque setting of Dublin’s Phoenix Park which is approximately 4 miles from the hotel, you can grab a taxi or you can walk the short distance to O’Connell Street and hop on a bus which will drop you outside the entrance to Dublin zoo. 

You can learn some interesting facts about all of the different animals including the endangered species. It is one of the oldest zoos dating back to 1831 and it is home to over 400 animals. When you visit the zoo and buy a ticket, a certain amount goes towards the maintenance of the zoo. You can travel around 28 hectares of land to see all the animals in their enclosures and see what they’re getting up to. The ethos of Dublin Zoo is to educate people and to give a sense of appreciating wildlife. 

Ticket prices:

  • Adult €17.50
  • Child €13.00
  • Child under 3 Free
  • Senior Citizens €13.50

The list of daily events that take place at Dublin Zoo are as follows:

  • 11:15am  Asian lion
  • 11:45am Orangutan
  • 12:00pm  Zoorassic World - Reptiles Past & Present
  • 12:30pm  Elephant
  • 12:45pm  Chimpanzee
  • 2:15pm Sea Lion
  • 2:30pm  Penguin
  • 2:45pm  Giraffe
  • 3:00pm  Rhinoceros
  • 3.15pm  Gorilla

From March to September these events take place daily. From October to February they take place on weekends. These daily events can vary depending on the welfare of the animals.

Dublin Zoo outline that conserving the habitat for animals is at the top of their priority list. Their list of habitats include:

  • African Savanna – to try and imitate what you would see on an African safari.
  • Family Farm
  • Kaziranga Forest Trail – an Asian rainforest in the middle of Dublin. Where you will see elephants, pools, rock formations and a waterfall surrounded by forest and bamboo.
  • Gorilla Rainforest – like the rainforest in West Africa, this rainforest was built with the gorilla’s behaviour in mind. Western Lowland Gorillas are the largest primates.
  • Roberts House – the home of endangered bats and colourful birds from around the world.
  • House of Reptiles
  • South American House – home to nine species of monkey, tortoises and parrots from Central and South America.
  • Asian Forests – features beautiful flora and fauna and is home to lions and tigers.
  • Orangutan Forest
  • Sea Lion Cove – home to very cute sea lions.

Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction and the Zoo welcomed over one million visitors last year

Click here to view Dublin Zoo’s opening times. 

You can ask our reception team about directions.

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