Zoorassic World - Dublin Zoo is Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and welcomed almost one million visitors last year.

Zoorassic World FAQs

Zoorassic World is Dublin Zoo’s new home for reptiles of the past and present. An interactive educational experience, it combines dinosaurs with the living reptiles.

Discover the reptiles that once ruled the land and air for almost 100 million years. Learn how their living descendants have adapted and evolved. Explore the astonishing diversity of reptiles and the keys to their survival and success.

Throughout the building visitors can explore interesting facts, learn about adaptations and understand reptile behaviour. Outside the building, families will meet a life size mural of a diplodocus and pass by ginkgo trees. Benches outside Zoorassic World will provide an area for contemplation and meditation!  

Zoorassic World is an experience the entire family can enjoy. There are fun and educational activities for pre-schoolers, primary and secondary students and families.

What reptiles will be on view in Zoorassic World?

Zoorassic World will be home to twelve species of reptile:

  • King rat snake
  • Forest dragon
  • Mangrove monitor
  • Green crested lizard
  • Annam leaf turtle
  • West African crocodile
  • Burmese rock python
  • Indian star tortoise
  • Green tree python
  • Royal python
  • Panther chameleon *
  • Turquoise dwarf gecko *

*new to Dublin Zoo

What dinosaurs will be on view in Zoorassic World?

There will be four dinosaur skeletons on view in Zooarassic World:

  • T-rex (largest)
  • Velociraptor
  • Oviraptor
  • Anhanguera

There will also be a model of an Archaeopteryx and life sized replicas of a Galapagos tortoise, a Komodo dragon and West African crocodile.

Is there an admission charge for Zoorassic World?

There is no extra charge for Zoorassic World, standard admission rates apply.

Will there be keeper talks?

Yes, the Zoorassic World talk will take place daily at 12.00pm.

Will Zoorassic World be permanently at Dublin Zoo?

Yes, Zoorassic World is the new habitat for the living reptiles, as well as some of their very ancient relatives!

What are the opening times for Zoorassic World?

Zoorassic World opens 363 days a year, only closing on Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day.

From March to September, Zoorassic World will open from 9.30am to 6.00pm. The last admission into Dublin Zoo is at 5.00pm.

Will the Reptile House reopen?

As of yet there are no definite plans for the Reptile House at Dublin Zoo. 

Are any of the reptiles in Zoorassic World part of a conservation programme?

Many of the living reptiles are part of international breeding programmes for endangered species.




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