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Opening hours


We are open at the following times:

Summer (21 March to 30 September)

  • 10am to 7pm - Monday to Sunday
  • Last admission is 5pm
  • Animal houses close at 6pm
  • The Zoovenir Shop closes at 6pm

Winter (1 October to 21 March)

  • 10am to 4pm daily
  • Last admission is 2.30pm
  • Animal houses close at 3.30pm
  • The Zoovenir shop closes at 4pm

Our animals

Belfast Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and more than 150 different species.

The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat.

About the zoo

Belfast Zoo opened in 1934 and is one of Northern Ireland's top attractions.

It receives more than 300,000 visitors a year.


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