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Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913.

Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre.

Apart from getting close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, there are many different ways to enjoy your day out.

You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas and a fantastic gift shop.

Opening Hours:
9.00am to 6.00pm April - September
9.00am to 5.00pm October & March
9.00am to 4.30pm November - February

Upcoming Events at Edinburgh Zoo

Giant Lanterns of China 2017

Giant Lanterns of China 2017

1st December 2017 - 25th February 2018
This winter, Edinburgh Zoo will be home to The Giant Lanterns of China, an installation of over 450 dazzling lanterns which will transform the venue into a spectacular work of art!
Zoo Populations Stall

Zoo Populations Stall

31st March 2018
Come along to the Zoos Population Stall and learn about the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).
Zoo Trail - Hatch Fest

Zoo Trail - Hatch Fest

31st March 2018 - 15th April 2018
A special Hatchimal themed Easter Trail giving families the chance to learn about real animals that lay and hatch eggs while exploring the Zoo.
Camera Trap Stall

Camera Trap Stall

31st March 2018
Discover how camera traps are used to collect data which help us understand more about wild animals and their behaviour.
Zoo Orienteering

Zoo Orienteering

31st March 2018
Discover what it’s like to be a migrating bird and navigate your way around Edinburgh Zoo with the “Zoo Orienteering” experience.
Zoo Orienteering

Zoo Orienteering

1st April 2018
Discover what it’s like to be a migrating bird and navigate your way around Edinburgh Zoo with the “Zoo Orienteering” experience.
Primates Stall

Primates Stall

1st April 2018
Take part in activities organised by the RZSS keepers that look after the diet of Edinburgh Zoo’s primates.
WildGenes Lab Stall

WildGenes Lab Stall

2nd April 2018 - 3rd April 2018
Learn about what happens in the Edinburgh Zoo WildGenes lab and make your own DNA origami!
Beyond the Panda

Beyond the Panda

2nd April 2018 - 4th April 2018
The world is fascinated by giant pandas! Learn more about them in Edinburgh Zoo's Beyond the Panda workshops.
Primates Stall

Primates Stall

4th April 2018
Take part in activities organised by the RZSS keepers that look after the diet of Edinburgh Zoo’s primates.
Primates Stall

Primates Stall

5th April 2018
Take part in activities organised by the RZSS keepers that look after the diet of Edinburgh Zoo’s primates.
Zoo Orienteering

Zoo Orienteering

7th April 2018
Discover what it’s like to be a migrating bird and navigate your way around Edinburgh Zoo with the “Zoo Orienteering” experience.
Zoo Populations Stall

Zoo Populations Stall

7th April 2018
Come along to the Zoos Population Stall and learn about the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).
Camera Trap Stall

Camera Trap Stall

7th April 2018
Discover how camera traps are used to collect data which help us understand more about wild animals and their behaviour.
Camera Trap Stall

Camera Trap Stall

8th April 2018
Discover how camera traps are used to collect data which help us understand more about wild animals and their behaviour.
Zoo Orienteering

Zoo Orienteering

8th April 2018
Discover what it’s like to be a migrating bird and navigate your way around Edinburgh Zoo with the “Zoo Orienteering” experience.
Zoo Populations Stall

Zoo Populations Stall

8th April 2018
Come along to the Zoos Population Stall and learn about the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).
Primates Stall

Primates Stall

14th April 2018
Take part in activities organised by the RZSS keepers that look after the diet of Edinburgh Zoo’s primates.
Zoo Orienteering

Zoo Orienteering

14th April 2018
Discover what it’s like to be a migrating bird and navigate your way around Edinburgh Zoo with the “Zoo Orienteering” experience.
Zoo Populations Stall

Zoo Populations Stall

15th April 2018
Come along to the Zoos Population Stall and learn about the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).
Camera Trap Stall

Camera Trap Stall

15th April 2018
Discover how camera traps are used to collect data which help us understand more about wild animals and their behaviour.
Zoo Orienteering

Zoo Orienteering

15th April 2018
Discover what it’s like to be a migrating bird and navigate your way around Edinburgh Zoo with the “Zoo Orienteering” experience.

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