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.|
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Daily Events Schedule
Edinburgh Zoo is committed to educating our visitors about the wonder of our animals with a number of educational talks and activities taking place throughout the day. Please allow 10-15 minutes for each talk.
PENGUIN PARADE - is set to re-launch on Friday 29 March 2013 at 2.15pm.
Don't miss your chance to meet some of our smaller, more unusual animals at our animal encounter session at 1pm.
Welcome to the Zoo!
Enjoy a short introduction to Edinburgh Zoo and the latest news on animal events that are not to be missed during your visit. Talk is held just across from the Hilltop Safari Bus Stop outside the front entrance.
Outdoors at the Budongo Trail top viewing wall. During poor weather it will be held inside or announced otherwise. * +
Inside main aviary. +
Inside Living Links exhibit. +
(At the Discovery Center, beside the Education building) +
Penguin Parade and Talk
Takes place at the new Penguins Rock exhibit, near the Education Centre*.
(Lower viewing platform or bottom house in poor weather) * +
At the meerkat enclosure north of the Mansion House.
(Viewing area in front of the enclosure, near the lawn)
Stellar's Sea Eagles
(Viewing area in front of the enclosure) * +
* With a keeper if available
+ Has indoor areas for when there’s bad weather
Other times to note:
Budongo Trail is open from 9.00am - 5.30pm (last entry 5.00pm)
All animal houses close 15 minutes before the Zoo closes.
Please Note: We will make every effort to provide this programme. Some events may have to be amended or cancelled at short notice, depending on weather, staffing or other circumstances beyond our control.