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!

James Santy Hat with Alligator

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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: 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.

TSA flier


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