Welcome to Ireland’s Only Reptile Zoo!

Here at the National Reptile Zoo we want to increase understanding of the world’s reptiles and amphibians. We want to conserve animals and their habitats as well as to offer opportunities for learning and enjoyment to the public.

Open 10am to 6pm, seven days a week, year round, with over 50 exhibits, Animal Encounter Zone, Tropical Walk-through Habitat, indoor and outdoor Picnic Area, Snack Bar, Souvenir Shop and Soft Play Area, we can keep the entire family entertained and educated all at once!

And if you can’t come to us…then we can come to you! Why not check out our Zoo to You options! Great for schools, shopping centres, family fun days, parties….the possibilities are endless!

Adopt an Animal

For just €25 you can adopt one of our scaly residents!
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Schools & Groups

School Tours and Group Visits to the National Reptile Zoo!
Schools & Groups at the National Reptile Zoo
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The National Reptile Zoo

Demesne Road, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny
Tel:056 7726757
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Eircode: R95 YE82

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