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The National Reptile Zoo

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Amazing experience

Just happened upon this place while staying locally on a family holiday. From the very start you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Loved it!

What a hidden gem! I never knew this place existed until this summer. We brought our toddler along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sun S
Dublin, Ireland
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soft play area”(13 reviews)
“few hours”(9 reviews)
“family outing”(2 reviews)
Over 50 exhibits and more than 150 animals! Animal Encounter Zone Walk through tropical exhibit Soft play area Indoor and outdoor picnic area Snack bar Souvenir shop
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just happened upon this place while staying locally on a family holiday. From the very start you are met by some absolutely amazing reptiles and it continues from there. We got a meet with a snake by one of the workers. It was very educational...More

Thank Longford82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to the National Aquatic Centre, the National Aquarium, the National Stud and other National visitor attractions, but it is pushing it by calling this our NATIONAL Reptile Zoo. For a start it has ZERO kerb appeal, I drove past it because it basically...More

Thank Jason E
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a hidden gem! I never knew this place existed until this summer. We brought our toddler along and she loved it. The adults loved it too. We got to pet a snake and saw other reptiles being fed. We got to feed a tortoise...More

Thank Sun S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family.Staff excellent & answered all the questions we had.11 year old son very impressed and was great to get up close and personal with a snake🐍The only helpful advice I would give is to look at improving the shop/cafe area.We were told coffee...More

1  Thank Gillian g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff. Very educational and interactive. A little pricey for the size of the place. Better suited to older kids. You will enjoy your visit.

Thank darren r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit the center once a year and always enjoy it! Staff are excellent and the variety of reptiles is excellent. I would like to mention as constructive criticism that an investment is needed in the coffee shop area. There where no paper cups to...More

Thank ajmh9
Reviewed 15 May 2018

little and big predator lovers will be delighted! ladies with long nails and in high heels better stay away ;) good exposition, very interesting show just need to check what's going on and when to avoid disappointment - google very helpful

Thank Adriana K
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We spent about an hour here today and really loved it. The presentation with the snake and tortoise was interesting - and getting to touch the baby tortoise was very fun. Going thru the dome and being able to rub the adult tortoises and iguanas...More

Thank Afatpigeon
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Overall my feedback is positive of the reptile zoo. I hope additional comments are deemed in the potential to add improvements. We enjoyed the tropical dome and lovely to see and feel a rain forest habitat. Tree frogs, iguanas and red toed tortoise were visible....More

2  Thank PaschG
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Surprised I'd never heard of this place before. My 14yr wanted to go big into reptiles. Travelled from Wicklow well worth the trip. Huge selection. Friendly staff. Plenty of animal interactions. Staff very knowledgeable. Toilet facilities spotless. Small coffee area. Play area not used by...More

Thank misssj09
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