Posted In Animals, Events, Visitors | 9th September 2022

Dublin Zoo offers half price tickets in celebration of International Red Panda Day

To thank the public for their support, Dublin Zoo is offering half price online tickets on 17th & 18th of September.

Dublin Zoo has today announced half price entry for tickets booked online for the weekend of International Red Panda Day, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of September, to acknowledge the generosity and support it has received from the public. A new red panda sculpture has been unveiled to showcase Dublin Zoo’s gratitude to all supporters of the ‘Save Dublin Zoo’ campaign, without which Dublin Zoo faced potential closure.

This weekend, Dublin Zoo is inviting members of the public to visit the Zoo to enjoy a family-friendly event and to see the new red panda sculpture at the Himalayan Hills habitat. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy a range of themed educational and fun activities, including zookeeper talks for all ages, from 12-4pm. Is there a better way to celebrate International Red Panda Day than learning about and saying hello to the visitors’ favourite animal at Dublin Zoo?

Dr Christoph Schwitzer, Director of Dublin Zoo, sculptor Stephanie Hess and keeper Christina Murphy

Dr Christoph Schwitzer, Director of Dublin Zoo, said: “The team at Dublin Zoo is thrilled to reveal the new red panda sculpture and publicly mark our gratitude to all those who supported us through the challenging period which resulted in the ‘Save Dublin Zoo’ fundraising campaign. During that time, it was difficult to say whether Dublin Zoo would make it through to experience the incredible milestones of the past two years, including the births of some endangered species. It is only with thanks to the people of Ireland as well as our Government that we have been able to celebrate the opening of the Himalayan Hills habitat, which is now home to the snow leopard and red pandas at Dublin Zoo. I am excited to welcome family and friends to mark International Red Panda Day with Dublin Zoo, and hope our visitors take the time to enjoy the new red panda sculpture by award-winning Dublin sculptor, Stephanie Hess.”

Visitors can avail of 50% off tickets on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September by booking online at

*This half price offer is only applicable for tickets booked online. Half-price ticket offer applies to adult, child and family tickets only, groups and concessions are not included.