Events & Experiences

This summer we're opening our gates after hours to give you even more opportunities to see your favourite animals whilst enjoying the early evening atmosphere at Edinburgh Zoo!

Take a wander through the zoo and enjoy the long summer evenings. With a host of local food and drink kiosks available, you can relax to the sound of an acoustic set by the main lawn, follow a new digital trail or simply soak up the atmosphere and enjoy your visit at your own pace.

With all our daytime health and safety measures in place, including extra toilets, social distancing, and extra hand-washing stations, all you will need to do is buy a ticket, bring the family and enjoy the experience.


We have dedicated family, adult only and member only nights to choose from.

Adults only evenings: Friday 11 and Saturday 12 June, Friday 2, Saturday 3, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 July, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 August

Book adult only evenings

Family evenings: Saturday 5, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June, Friday 16 July, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 August

Book family evenings

Member only evenings: Friday 4 June and Saturday 17 July

Book member only evening

Tickets can be purchased for entry from three timeslots – 6pm, 6.15pm and 6.30pm. Please note you can arrive after your booked time, however last entry is 8pm and the event will close at 10pm.


Doors open at 6pm

Evening concludes at 10pm (last entry 8pm)


Adults: £18.00

Child: £11.00

Adult member: £13.50

Child member: £7.50

Under 3s: Free

Carer: Free

VIP Experience

Make a day of it with our summer VIP package combining a day trip to the zoo with our after hours event! Spend the day exploring Edinburgh Zoo before joining our exclusive drinks and canape reception and be the first to enter one of our after hours event.

With this ticket, you'll spend the day at the zoo before heading to our lawn marquee for an exclusive drink with canape reception at 5.30pm as we set up for our evening event. You’ll also receive a food and drink voucher to spend at a kiosk of your choice throughout the night!

VIP adult: £50.00

VIP child: £30.00

VIP adult member: £31.50

VIP child member: £20.50

VIP Under 3s: Free

VIP carer: £17.00

Book your VIP adult experience

Book your VIP family experience





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