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The Zoological Museum


The Zoological Museum contains an extensive collection of animals from Ireland and abroad from a total collection of approximately 25,000  specimens.

2nd June – 30th August 2015 - NOW INCLUDING WEEKENDS!

Dublin’s best kept secret!

Great Auk Image

Suitable for all the family, the Zoological Museum holds some of the most amazing creatures on the planet.
• Don’t miss the tragic tale of Ireland’s Last Great Auk. Extinct since 1844, only a handful of these beautiful birds survive in museums today.
• Meet Prince Tom, the ‘Royal’ elephant who travelled the world with Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Alfred.
• Have your photograph taken through the jaws of a Great White Shark.
• Admire the world-renowned delicate glass artworks of sea creatures crafted by father and son team Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the 19th century.
• Keep clear of the giant Gavial. Is it as fierce as it looks?
• Hold one of the world’s strangest teeth. What animal do you think it’s from?
• Look out for the Tasmanian wolf. Is it really extinct?

Admission rates:
Adult €3
Children €2
Group: €2 each for groups of 8 or more (max 20 people)
Opening Hours:

Monday - Sunday

2nd June – 30th August 2015

Contact us:

T: +353 (0)1 8961366

TCD Visitors Page
Download leaflet and map as pdf

Last updated 4 March 2015 by