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The National Reptile Zoo

  • Gowran
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Information

Ireland's only Reptile Zoo, displaying snakes, lizards, tortoise, turtles, crocodiles, alligators, caiman, spiders, scorpions, frogs, salamanders and more. Reptile Village offers an interactive experience where you can get a little closer and even handle some of the animals!
With over 50 cool exhibits, dedicated Animal Encounter Zone, Tropical Walk-through Habitat, indoor and outdoor Picnic Areas and Play Areas, plus a Snack Bar and Souvenir Shop, these guys can keep the entire family entertained, educated and exercised all at once!
And every hour during busy days (slightly less frequently off peak season) a host of trained reptile wranglers can help you get an up close encounter with some exciting creatures too!
Plus their Radical Reptile Party package includes a special encounter session with a keeper as well as your own private party area, full access to play areas, and trips around several parts of the zoo including the walk through exhibit. Plus of course refreshments (including hot food options) and the invitations that get it all started. Hurrah!

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


Adults: €9.90

Kids: €7.50

Under 3's: Free

Concessions: €8.90

Travel & Contact Information


Demesne Road, Gowran, County Kilkenny, IE, null

Phone number

056 77 26757



Click here to visit The National Reptile Zoo's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The National Reptile Zoo has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

The National Reptile Zoo has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, The National Reptile Zoo is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, The National Reptile Zoo have stated they are pushchair friendly.

The National Reptile Zoo has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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