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Keeper experiences


Our fantastic range of keeper experiences and Magic Moments will give you a once in a lifetime chance to get up close and personal with our animals.

To book in a date for a Keeper Experience please call 0131 314 0327 or email [email protected] 

Full Day Keeper Experience
Price: £250 Off Peak; £260 Peak

Spend the day being a keeper at Edinburgh Zoo! Join our keepers for a whole day packed full of close encounters and fantastic experiences, learning all about life as a zookeeper and the animals that live in Edinburgh Zoo.

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*Suitable for persons aged 16 years +

Half Day Keeper Experience
Price: £150 Off peak; £160 Peak

Join our keepers for three hours packed full of close encounters and fantastic experiences. A fun packed half day perfect for any animal lover.

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*Suitable for persons aged 16 years +

Junior Keeper Experience
Price: £150

Join our keepers for three hours packed full of close encounters and fantastic experiences as younger animal lovers get the chance to experience what it’s like to be zookeeper.

Download an example itinerary:

> November - February

> March - October

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*Suitable for children aged 8 to 15 years old

Mini Keeper Experience
Price: £100

An amazing opportunity for our younger animal lovers to join our keepers on their morning duties.

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*Suitable for children aged 5 to 7 years old

Magic Moments
Price: £40 - £90

A chance to get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals at Edinburgh Zoo.

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Nature photography workshopsNature photography workshops

Have an unforgettable day learning how to take better photographs of stunning animals and understanding how to get the most of your camera.

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Spiders: Fight your phobiaSpiders: Fight your phobia workshops

Our course is designed to help you to overcome your fear of spiders in a friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

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Vouchers can be purchased online here and are valid for 12 months from date of purchase but must be booked within 4 months of the date of purchase. If you would like to book a specific date before purchasing your voucher, email a completed booking form to [email protected] or call 0131 314 0327 and we can arrange payment after confirming the date is available. Please note that Edinburgh Zoo cannot guarantee the first choice of date will be available and some experiences can be booked up for months in advance.

If you have any questions please check out our Keeper Experience FAQ page.

Terms and conditions:

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