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.
Working at the Zoo
With over 1,000 animals, 82 acres of parkland and over 600,000 visitors a year to look after, the task of running the Zoo can be complex and challenging.
The Zoo employs over 200 members of staff, plus approximately 100 additional seasonal staff every year, with skills ranging from animal welfare and management, to teaching, presenting, gardening, design, joinery, painting, finance, IT, HR, marketing, fundraising, catering, visitor services and retail.
Our staff are one of our most important assets and everyone plays a part in ensuring that animals and visitors are well looked after. We are committed to equal opportunities and employing a diverse workforce. Our Investors in People status shows our commitment to providing staff with a range of training and development opportunities and improving the way we work together.
If you are interested in working at the Zoo please visit our Vacancies page for details of job opportunities currently available. If you would like to apply for any of the jobs advertised, please download and complete an Application Form (1.89 MB Word Doc) and an Equal Opportunities Form and return them to the name and address detailed in the job advertisement.