Dublin Zoo Events

Dublin Zoo Events

In keeping with the modern ethos of conservation and education, Dublin Zoo offers a wide variety of fun and educational events throughout the year catering for children and adults alike. The children’s programmes include specific schools programmes for all ages (post primary, primary and pre-school). Dublin Zoo also offers a range of workshops, camps and activity for children of various ages.

Check out The Dublin Zoo Calendar see what’s happening day by day at the Zoo and and go to the on line booking link on this page and Book.

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St Patrick’s Day Dublin Zoo

This St Patrick’s Day, Dublin Zoo will be embracing its Irish pride and hosting a themed family fun day. Visitors will be able to enjoy maypole ribbon dancing, magical storytelling with the leprechaun king and atmospheric music. There will also be arts and crafts, festive face-painting and special keeper talks.

Date / Time:- 17 March / 12.00 – 16.00

Parent And Toddler Morning

This interactive programme includes a tour of Family Farm and a ‘discovery and learning’ session. So why not bring your toddler or infant to the Zoo for a morning of guaranteed fun! This is an event for parents, grandparents or carers with toddler children.

Booking in advance is essential. For information & bookings call: (01) 4748932 or email: [email protected]

Dublin Zoo Camps

Join the Dublin Zoo Camp Adventures for a wild and memorable experience. Each day has a unique theme and participants will experience educational and exciting Zoo activities. Zoo camps are well supervised with trained zoo teachers. Camp is geared toward children who are eager to learn, follow directions and have fun.

To Find Out More About ….. Dublin Zoo Kids Camps

Booking:- Call the Education Department on 01 4748932 or email: [email protected]

Please mention Familyfun.ie when Booking

Dublin Zoo Party Venue

Dublin Zoo is a unique and fun kids party venue for birthday parties

Parties booked at the Zoo include the following:

  • All day Admission to Dublin Zoo for each child.
  • One Adult free for every 5 children
  • Special Zoo Birthday invitations
  • Special Gift for the birthday boy/girl
  • Dublin Zoo Goody Bags
  • Decorations for Birthday Party
  • Favours for each child
  • Guest of Honour at Meet the Keeper
  • Choice of two birthday menus


– Face painters
– Design your own Cup Cake Birthday Tower
– Children’s Entertainment e.g. Magician or Clown
– Catering for adults

For bookings and enquires contact Aoife Keegan on tel 014748997 or email [email protected]

Meet The Zookeeper

Hear expert Keepers make daily presentations about the animals in their care and conservation work being done for that species.


  • March – September: Daily
  • October – February: Weekends


  • 11:30   Ring-tailed Lemurs
  • 11:45   Orang-utans
  • 12:00  Reptiles
  • 14:30   Penguins
  • 12:45  Giraffes
  • 15:00   Rhinos

Keeper Talk

  • 11:15  Sumatran Tiger
  • 12:30   Elephant Encounters
  • 12:45  Chimpanzee Chat (African Plains)
  • 14:15   Sealion Splash

Dublin Zoo Opening Times

Last admissions are one hour before closing.
Children must be accompanied by an adult and teenagers may require ID
  • 09.30am – 16.30pm
  • African Plains closes at 16.00pm
  • 09.30am – 17.00pm
  • African Plains closes at 16.30pm
March – September
  • 09.30 am– 18.00pm
  • African Plains closes at 17.30pm
  • 09.30am – 17.30pm
  • African Plains closes at 17.00pm
November and December
  • 09.30am – 16.00pm
  • African Plains closes at 15.30pm

How To Get To Dublin Zoo

  •  Buses
10/10a, 25/25a, 66/66a/66b, 67/67a, 68, 69
  • DART
 Take the feeder bus no 90 from Connolly or Tara Street Dart Stations.
  • Luas
Take the Red Line to Hueston Station. The zoo is a 15 minute walk or hop on the Phoenix Park Shuttle from Park Gate Street (beside Hueston Station).
The shuttle bus operates 7 days a week – Weekdays 7am – 7pm / Weekends and Public Holidays 10am – 7pm and takes  a circular route inside the park, stopping at Dublin Zoo, the Visitor Centre, the Papal Cross and Farmleigh.

"Events in Dublin Zoo for Families"




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