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The National Reptile Zoo

#1 of 5 things to do in Gowran Features Animals
Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
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Exceptional support for autistic teen

I attended as I care for a teen with autism who loves reptiles. The lady working was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
deirdre m
via mobile
i would come back again

i thought it was great the staff were all so friendly i did my work experience with them and they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sadbh F
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Over 50 exhibits and more than 150 animals! Animal Encounter Zone Walk through tropical exhibit Soft play area Indoor and outdoor picnic area Snack bar Souvenir shop
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“reptile zoo” (25 reviews)
“coffee dock” (3 reviews)
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Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended as I care for a teen with autism who loves reptiles. The lady working was very accommodating and very passionate that children with special needs should have a great time in the centre. There is a large range of reptiles. All displays have...More

Thank deirdre m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i thought it was great the staff were all so friendly i did my work experience with them and they were so welcoming i learnt so much about all of the animals i loved every moment

Thank Sadbh F
Reviewed 19 May 2017

found it eventually, very pleasant staff, plenty of parking. Good amount to see. Live meet and see the animals was excellent. Staff know their stuff.

Thank Eibhs
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to pass an hour or two. There are lots of lizards, snakes and other reptiles to see. The highlight was the opportunity to hold a tarantula and a snake. The handler (Unfortunately I didn't catch her name) was interesting and...More

Thank TaraByrne31
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited the reptile zoo last weekend and it was very enjoyable. It is well worth a visit and very educational. Plenty of reptiles to see and the staff were excellent. The animal encounters section was very good. It would only take you one hour to...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Have to say I was amazed at how good the place was! Not sure what I expected (even though it is the "national" reptile zoo...). Even on arrival, expected very little from the outside but cannot recommend this place highly enough!! Our little fella at...More

1  Thank Keith L
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Staff were super friendly and really good with the kids. Very informative and the kids got the chance to hold some of the reptiles. Would definately go back.

Thank patricia421
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my two sons yesterday. My older lad was somewhat fascinated by the reptiles but you'd be in and out in 30 minutes. Nothing special at all

Thank blaa_in_exile
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Had great day today. Plenty of reptiles to see. Not overpriced .very friendly staff and knowledgable too.will be back.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for kids to learn theres a play area a little coffee dock the staff are very informative an take an animal out at different intervals for the kids to hold or touch an the kids get to ask questions an...More

1  Thank Chaz1975
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