Dublin Zoo Accessibility - Dublin Zoo, Ireland.


Special Needs Concession Prices

Visitors with special needs may admit one accompanying carer free of charge when they purchase a special needs adult or child ticket.

Please bring relevant ID and documentation, such as an IAA Autism ID card, or an associated membership card, GP letter or hospital consultant letter which confirms the visitor is unable to visit Dublin Zoo independently without the aid of a carer or mobility aid.


Dublin Zoo is 180 years old and contains a number of old buildings and structures. However, most of the Zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties.

Ability Challenged Persons Toilets  

There are 9 unisex accessible toilet facilities at various locations within the Zoo grounds. Please ask any member of staff for the code to the accessible toilets upon entering the Zoo.

The policy of locking the toilets is to stop the misuse and damage to the accessible toilets.


Dublin Zoo has 10 manual wheelchairs which are located at the Zoo entrance.

Assistance dogs

Dublin Zoo does not allow dogs into the main area of Dublin Zoo but we do have a sitting area at a location in the Zoo which provides temporary accommodation for assistance dogs while their owners visit the Zoo. Assistance dogs will be kept in comfortable accommodation for the duration of the visit and will be provided with fresh drinking water.

Food Allergy Notice


Dublin Zoo’s catering partner, BaxterStorey, follows all food safety protocol and provides consumer information and advice on allergens in all restaurants. 


Although animals are usually fed at distance from the public, the produce we feed our animals may contain human allergens. 

Other Visitors

As visitors are permitted to bring their own food produce on site providing an allergen-free environment is not possible.



Dublin Zoo’ s commitment to Kanchi100

Working closely with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, Dublin Zoo recently redeveloped the Learning & Discovery Centre where both children and adults are encouraged to explore the wonders of the animal world by touch.  Some of the biofacts available to handle include: an elephant tusk, the soft fur of a tiger skin, the skull of a lion and various other exhibits. All the signage and braille tabs were produced by NCBI Media Centre. Dublin Zoo encourages visitors with vision impairments to explore what this interesting and educational centre has to offer.

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