Reptilian Roles in Space

Did you know that tortoise where the first animals to successfully orbit the moon?

Reptiles were some of the first animals to be sent outside of the earths orbit and so for World Space Week this year we will be exploring some of the ways our scaly friends have contributed to our knowledge of the universe. We will have lots of fun facts and information for all ages available all week with our interactive talks where we will showcase some of our fantastic reptiles, a Space trail where you can explore the vastness of our solar system alongside our reptilian wonders and some fun competitions with amazing prizes up for grabs!

This is an all day, week-long event from the 4th to the 10th of October.

Normal admission fees apply but all events are at no extra charge.

We hope to see you there!

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Eggstravagant Easter Event

For our Eggstravagant Easter Event we will be showcasing some of our finest egg-laying reptiles with a chance to meet them, hold them and learn all about them every hour with one of our expert zookeepers. Of course we will also have an egg hunt running all weekend with lots of nice prizes up for grabs, our resident reptiles will be guarding the eggs in their habitats, so everyone can join in with trying to find them. The egg hunt and all interactive talks are also FREE, just pay the normal admission price which can be found on

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Happy Christmas from all at The National Reptile Zoo!

Happy Christmas from all at The National Reptile Zoo!

We’d like to thank all our visitors and supporters for another great year, and let you know that we will be open as usual over the Christmas holidays, except for the 24th, 25th and 26th of December. It’ll be business as usual, 10 am to 6 pm every other day!

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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: .

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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