Plan Your Visit to Edinburgh Zoo
We are open every day of the year, including Christmas Day, from 9am until:
|6.00pm||April - Sept.|
|5.00pm||Oct. & March|
|4.30pm||Nov. - Feb.|
How you can help
The natural world needs our help...and we need yours! Please consider making a donation to support our conservation, education and research work, both within our parks and across the world.
Our Work With Schools and the Community
Education has always been recognised as one of the core objectives of the Society. Our education programme for schools over the past four decades has reached over 1 million pupils and the development of interpretation at our sites has enabled educational experiences for visitors and others in contact with the Society.
Our Educational Mission
Edinburgh Zoo’s educational mission statement is:
To inspire in our visitors an understanding of the value, the complexity and the fragility of the natural world by fully utilising the educational potential of our unique variety of living animals.
Please see the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Education and Interpretation Strategy (PDF, 2Mb) to find out more about our work.