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.
Edinburgh Zoo Centenary... Join the Celebrations!
Join us throughout the year as we celebrate the centenary with a host of exciting events:
- Centenary Screenings - every Tuesday, we will show documentaries and footage filmed in or about the Zoo
- Animal Birthdays - we'll be celebrating some key animal birthdays this year
- Edinburgh Zoo Centenary Exhibition - in Budongo Trail from June - December
- Lee Durrell Centenary Lecture - 3 October
- Doug Allan Centenary Lecture - 10 October
Zoo Birthday Messages
Over the past seven months the Zoo has been collecting special birthday messages from staff members and key people within the Scottish community as well as global conservation. The birthday messages are a montage of zoo memories, their thoughts about the zoo, what is important about zoos, they role their play in the future of conservation and connecting children with nature.
Speakers include wildlife expert Chris Packham, geologist and broadcaster Prof Iain Stewart, conservation scientist Prof Andrew Balmford, Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish entrepreneur and business man Sir Tom Farmer.
Your Zoo Memories
We would like you to share your zoo memories with us. The aim is to find a memory from 100 local people each born over the 100 years of the zoo.
Visit our Zoo memories page to find out how you can share your memories with us.