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Prices Fall at Dublin Zoo to Celebrate the Arrival of Autumn!

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the arrival of autumn with a very special, limited time only offer. Every Saturday and Sunday from 29th September until 21st October inclusive, visitors can avail of a 50% discount on day tickets when purchased at the admissions gate at Dublin Zoo.*

Nestled in the heart of the Phoenix Park, don?t miss the chance to experience Dublin Zoo in what is a truly breath-taking, autumnal setting. Among the golden, leafy surroundings, visitors will see the latest additions to Dublin Zoo’s wildlife family including three California sea lion pups and twelve Chilean flamingo chicks.

Dublin Zoo Bongo

Make sure to also keep an eye out for those who perfectly complement the natural surroundings of the new season, Dublin Zoo’s red pandas, Eastern bongos, giraffe herd and Bornean orangutans as they swing overhead.

*Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at Dublin Zoo and are not available to buy online.

Dublin Zoo, a not-for-profit organisation, is open seven days a week from 9.30am to 6pm from March ? September and from 9.30am to 5.30pm in October. For further information on Dublin Zoo visit www.facebook.com/dublinzoo, www.dublinzoo.ie.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Offer grants half-price standard ticket entry to Dublin Zoo during the offer period
  2. Offer applies to single and family day tickets only
  3. Valid for tickets purchased at Dublin Zoo ticket office only
  4. Not valid for tickets purchased online
  5. Group rates and concessions not included
  6. Offer will run for 4 weekends only, for the following dates: 29th and 30th September, 6th and 7th October, 13th and 14th October and 20th and 21st October 2018
  7. Offer ends on Sunday 21st October at 4:30pm (last entry time to the Zoo)
  8. No refunds or exchanges will be made for online customers
  9. Tickets must be used on day of purchase
  10. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount
  11. Annual Passes are not included in this promotion

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo. See the Zoo in a New Light!

Dublin Zoo is excited to announce that this winter it will host a spectacular brand new event called Wild Lights!

Wild Lights is a magical night-time event, 5pm ? 9pm, featuring giant colourful lanterns and illuminated animal sculptures, inspired by wildlife.

Visitors to this must-see event will follow the enchanted trail, where they will discover the dazzling array of beautifully crafted enormous silk lanterns. They will then be wowed by the Chinese performers and crafts while enjoying Chinese foods and warm drinks.

Dublin Zoo Wild Lights

The production of Wild Lights will feature: 12,000 meters of silk, 19,000 bulbs, 5,000 meters of LED lights, 48,000 glass bottles and 215,000 pieces of porcelain weighing 9.5 tonnes. Visitors will marvel at the lanterns which will include a pride of lions, orangutans, tigers, giraffes, monkeys and much more! Other highlights include a 16-metre high porcelain elephant tower and a 30-meter long Chinese dragon.? Everything will be handmade specifically for Dublin Zoo.

Lighting up the skyline of Dublin, this awe-inspiring festival of lights promises to be an unforgettable experience where friends, families and groups can come together during the festive period.

Tickets for the event go on sale to the general public on September 15th at 9am and are only available from www.dublinzoo.ie. Annual pass holders can exclusively avail of two days early booking on

September 13th and 14th.

Opening details

Wild Lights opens on Friday 3rd November 2017 and runs until Sunday 7th January 2018. Throughout November, Wild Lights will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Opening times will be extended to seven days a week for December, except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day. The night time spectacular will then run from December 27th right through to January 7th. See notes to editor for more details.*


Admission to Wild Lights will be ?20 for adults and ?15 euro for children. Special rates of ?18 euro for adults and ?12 euro for children are available for annual pass holders. Children under the age of three go free. Tickets on sale from September 15th and are only available at www.dublinzoo.ie .

Speaking about Wild Lights, Leo Oosterweghel, Director of Dublin Zoo, said:

I am very excited to announce that Dublin Zoo will host Wild Lights for the first time ever! This is going to be a really special and unique event for visitors to enjoy this festive season. At Dublin Zoo, we constantly strive to offer new and memorable experiences for our visitors. Wild Lights is the first of its kind event in Ireland!