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opening hours
16 May 2019
We have changes to our opening times for a number of dates in June 2019 due to events taking place.
Zoo entrance
19 Apr 2019
Today the zoo has been extremely busy with Easter visitors!
vicuna
18 Apr 2019
Belfast Zoo welcomes vicuña, saki and white-belted ruffer lemur babies and two Eastern bongo. The zoo says a fond farewell to red pandas cubs, Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo offspring, Colombian spider monkey, Cape porcupines, capybara and red squirrels.
celebrating 85 years
20 Mar 2019
Belfast Zoo is 85 years old and to celebrate is hosting a birthday party on Saturday 30 March with a treasure hunt offering 85 fantastic prizes.
zoo sign
27 Feb 2019
Belfast Zoo is undertaking essential maintenance in its main car park from Tuesday 5 March to Thursday 7 March 2019.
Discover more with ‘science behind the zoo’
25 Feb 2019
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper, you’ll not want to miss our ‘Science Behind the Zoo’ event taking place on Saturday 23 March.
snake
20 Feb 2019
Older people are being invited to discover more about wildlife conservation and native species at Belfast Zoo next month, as part of the Belfast Festival of Learning.
We are celebrating a ‘capy’tivating love story
20 Feb 2019
We are delighted to announce the birth of our third set of capybara babies in the past year!
Woo at the zoo
05 Feb 2019
Woo your ‘beau’ at the zoo this valentines, with our purr-fect couple’s deal.
Opening hours
01 Feb 2019
Belfast Zoo will be closed from Monday 21 January to Friday 25 January 2019 and from Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 February 2019 (this date has been extended due to inclement weather).
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eastern bongo
Easter at Belfast Zoo...

Date: 10 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020

Hatch a plan to visit the zoo this Easter for a ‘zooper’ day out....

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Explorers' Club...

Date: 17 Apr 2020

Keep your little explorers busy this Easter with the adventure of a lifetime at our E...

Quiet Hour
Quiet Hour...

Date: 26 Apr 2020

Shhhh! Enjoy the peace and quiet of Belfast Zoo during Quiet Hour....

Quiet Hour
Quiet Hour...

Date: 31 May 2020

Shhhh! Enjoy the peace and quiet of Belfast Zoo during Quiet Hour....

Quiet Hour
Quiet Hour...

Date: 28 Jun 2020

Shhhh! Enjoy the peace and quiet of Belfast Zoo during Quiet Hour....

Quiet Hour
Quiet Hour...

Date: 30 Aug 2020

Shhhh! Enjoy the peace and quiet of Belfast Zoo during Quiet Hour....