Wildlife needs us all more than ever and at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) we know that making nature more accessible is fundamental, because people protect and value what they love and understand.

Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park are our charity's gateways to the natural world where learners can experience nature and be inspired to help protect animals in Scotland and around the world.

From nursery to tertiary and beyond, encompassing both formal and informal learning, RZSS teams create and deliver unique experiences for learners and daily visitors, encouraging excitement and exploration though interactive learning programmes and interpretation.

We know that things have changed, so we are too! While we’re developing our offerings, please get in touch with any questions about how we can support you by email at

Learning at home? We're bringing the zoo to you with our FREE and FUN online activities for families and children of all ages.

Take a look at our full range of amazing FREE resources at ZooToYouActivities

Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park are both proud holders of the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

We are extremely grateful to the following partners for their generous support of our education programmes:



People's Postcode Lottery Postcode Planet Trust

RZSS Education Sponsors - Confucius Institute for Scotland

RZSS Education Sponsors - Baillie Gifford

RZSS Education Sponsors - Arnold Clark

RZSS Education Sponsors - Scotland China Education Network

RZSS Education Sponsors - SCILT  


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