April 21st Great Irish Bake

April 21st, The Great Irish Bake!

On April 21st, The Great Irish Bake will take place at The National Reptile Zoo, 11am to 5.30 pm. You’ll enjoy fabulous baked goods and have the opportunity to help sick children by giving a donation. All proceeds will be sent to the Temple Street foundation in order to help sick children and provide them life-saving care. Every day hundreds of seriously-ill children come to Temple Street for vital care. Your donation might help to raise the funds needed to make sure that each and everyone of those brave children is surrounded by the best facilities and the most up-to-date life-saving equipment. If you need more details check the website of Temple Street: https://www.templestreet.ie/ .

None of that would be possible without you,


We count on you, see you Saturday!


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One Day Closure, 5th April.

Due to works being carried out by the E.S.B., the Zoo will be closed on Thursday 5th April. We may re-open in the late afternoon on Thursday, depending on how quickly the work has been completed.

If you plan on visiting that day, please email or message us on social media to check if we are open.

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Celebrating International Woman’s Day!

Today we are celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women across the globe. And what better way to do that than to highlight some of our intrepid team members!

Pearl with Christina


Zoo Keeper/Educator/HR

Our Internship and Volunteer Program comes under Christina’s watchful eye.






Zoo Keeper/Educator/Health and Safety

Along with her H&S duties, Hope runs our Lost World Exhibit in Drogheda.






Zoo Keeper/Education Officer

Tara keeps our Zoo to You team on the road and up to date.






Zoo Keeper/Educator/Veterinarian

One of our newest team members, Joana will be making sure that our animals remain as healthy as they can.






Zoo Keeper/Educator/Outreach 

Another new addition, Ciara will be taking on some of the outreach and educational work.











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Celebrate World Turtle Day @ NRZ



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World Turtle Day is on May 23rd 2017, but here at The National Reptile Zoo, we just can’t wait that long to celebrate!

For the entire month of May, we are focusing our spotlight on Turtles and Tortoise from around the world and we’re here to teach you all about these amazing animals!


Throughout the entire month we will focus our encounter sessions (in The National Reptile Zoo, Gowran AND The Lost World, Drogheda) on Turtles and Tortoise so you can learn all about them, their habitat, how we care for them in the Zoo and the struggles they face in the wild.


The Main Event

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On Saturday & Sunday, May 20th/21st we will be hosting a Turtle/Tortoise weekend!

Whats included:

  • Meet our brand new additions – Critically endangered Roti Island Snake Neck Turtles
  • Turtle / Tortoise Encounters – Get up close and personal with Turtles and Tortoise
  • Morphometric Demonstrations – learn how we weigh and measure our tortoise and turtles
  • Faecal sampling – Peak through the lens of our microscope and help with the health checks of our tortoise and turtles.

Throughout the month of May we will also be hosting a raffle to win some Turtle goodies from our gift shop and a family pass for The National Reptile Zoo in order to raise some much needed funds for The Turtle Survival Alliance.

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Easter at The National Reptile Zoo

Easter 2017

Our April spotlight is on eggs and what better way to bring learning to life than to take part in a dig for fossil eggs?

We’ve discovered some dinosaur fossils here at The National Reptile Zoo and we need your help to find the fossil eggs!

Become a junior paleontologist this Easter by helping us to use brushes and tools to find the fossil eggs in the sand! When you find your egg, you collect your prize and receive your Junior Paleontologist certificate!

You’ll get to learn all about fossils and eggs, dig for your own egg, get a prize and a certificate all included in your regular admission!

We’re on the lookout for junior paleontologists from Saturday April 8th to Sunday April 23rd!

Bake Sale for Temple Street

We know you guys will be stuffed with Easter Egg chocolate over the school holidays this month but we’re hoping to tempt you anyway!

The team here at The National Reptile Zoo are hosting a bake sale as part of The Great Irish Bake for Temple Street on Monday April 17th!

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Our team are all getting their aprons on to bake lots of nice things for you guys to eat when you visit us on the 17th, with all proceeds from the bake sale going to Temple Street.

We hope you guys will help us for such a worthy cause!

The Lost World Re-Opens

The Easter holidays are really busy for the National Reptile Zoo as we are set to open the doors to The Lost World once again on April 8th!

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The Lost World is back and better than ever as we have lots of new stuff for 2017 including an interactive Critter Cave where you can get hands on with some creepy crawlies as well as traditional favourites such as our reptile encounter zone!

The Lost World is located inside Funtasia (Drogheda Co.Louth) and will be open from April 8th to 23rd, then every weekend until the Summer when we will open full time again!

Cool 2 School

We are also proud to announce that for the months of April, May and June we are the proud sponsors of Beat 102-103 fm’s Cool 2 School initiative!

Cool 2 School

If you know a child that would love to be taken to school with the Audi A1 Beat Fleet and The National Reptile Zoo, you can nominate them here.

As always we will keep you posted throughout April about our offers and events,  just keep an eye on our social media accounts!

Until next time,

The National Reptile Zoo Team

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