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We are open every day of the year, although this year we will run reduced a reduced opening on Christmas Day. Last entry to the Zoo is 1 hour before closing time, so please arrive early to make the most of an unforgettable experience. Please note that some of our exhibits such as Koala Territory and Wee Beasties run restricted opening times in addition to our general site opening hours below. Please ask on arrival for details on availability.

9.00am to 6.00pm    April - September
9.00am to 5.00pm    October & March
10.00am to 4.00pm    November - February
10.00am to 1.00pm    Christmas Day

 

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> Terms and conditions of entry to Edinburgh Zoo

 

RZSS Members Gate

RZSS Members can gain fast track entry through our Members Gate, located at the top left of the main car park and you must provide a valid membership card to gain access through this gate.

The Members gate is only open from 1 April - 30 September 9am - 5pm.

 

Autumn/Winter Opening Notices:

WINTER WEATHER: If weather conditions are snowy or icy, please call on 0131 334 9171 before your visit to make sure that the Zoo is open.  

Please note: We will be operating reduced opening hours on Christmas Day 10am - 1pm

 

Please Note

  • For Health and Safety reasons children aged 15 or under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over at all times.
  • Edinburgh Zoo is located on a hillside so we recommend that visitors wear comfortable footwear.
  • Some of our indoor enclosures / attractions may open later than the stated opening time and may close 30 minutes prior to the Zoo's stated closing time.
  • Dogs are not permitted into Edinburgh Zoo as they can cause stress to some of our animals. We only permit guide-dogs for the visually impaired.
  • For the safety of other visitors and our animals, we reserve the right to refuse admission to any visitors under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

> Terms and conditions of entry to Edinburgh Zoo