Events & Experiences

The zoo may be closed but why not have something amazing to look forward to later this year?  Our fantastic range of keeper experiences and Magic Moments will give you a once in a lifetime chance to get up close and personal with our animals.

Now more than ever the zoo needs your support to help feed your favourite animals and fund the conservation work of RZSS around the world.  Your purchase of a keeper experience voucher makes this vital work possible and we are incredibly grateful for your continued support which will be even more important over the coming months.  In recognition of your support, all prices below include 15% off our usual rates!

 

Please note, in line with government and public health advice, all our keeper experiences and workshops are currently postponed until the end of May 2020.

We will be in touch with everyone who has pre-booked experiences and workshops during this time and voucher validity will be extended.

To book in a date for a Keeper Experience please call 0131 314 0327 or email experiences@rzss.org.uk 

Please note that our Keeper Experiences are very popular and we do have limited weekend availability for 2020. 

Full Day Keeper Experience
Price: £220

Spend the day being a keeper at Edinburgh Zoo! Join our keepers for a whole day packed full of close encounters and fantastic experiences, learning all about life as a zookeeper and the animals that live in Edinburgh Zoo.

> Click here to discover more and buy a voucher

*Suitable for persons aged 16 years +

Half Day Keeper Experience
Price: £135

Join our keepers for three hours packed full of close encounters and fantastic experiences. A fun packed half day perfect for any animal lover.

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*Suitable for persons aged 16 years +

Junior Keeper Experience
Price: £125

Join our keepers for three hours packed full of close encounters and fantastic experiences as younger animal lovers get the chance to experience what it’s like to be zookeeper.

Download an example itinerary:

> November - February

> March - October

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*Suitable for children aged 8 to 15 years old

Mini Keeper Experience
Price: £85

An amazing opportunity for our younger animal lovers to join our keepers on their morning duties.

>Download an example itinerary

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*Suitable for children aged 5 to 7 years old

Magic Moments
Price: £45 - £75

A chance to get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals at Edinburgh Zoo.

> Click here to discover more about our Magic Moments.

Keeper Experience Gift Boxes

Are you buying an experience as gift? Then why not add one of our Keeper Experience Boxes to you order! Gift boxes include a choice of gift (Bamboo Travel Mug or Soft Toy), Edinburgh Zoo magnet and Edinburgh Zoo pencil.

> Click here to find out more and buy add a gift box to your order

Nature photography workshops

Nature photography workshops

Have an unforgettable day learning how to take better photographs of stunning animals and understanding how to get the most of your camera.

> Click here to find out more and view available dates.

 

*New* Junior Nature photography workshops

These new photo experience days have evolved from those we have successfully staged for adults over many years and provide an opportunity for younger photographers to take advantage and develop their skills further. Please note that this Workshop is for participants ages 12-15 years. 

> Click here to find out more and view available dates.

Spiders: Fight your phobia

Spiders: Fight your phobia workshops

Our course is designed to help you to overcome your fear of spiders in a friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

> Click here to find out more and view available dates.

Vouchers can be purchased online here and during the current COVID-19 situation will have no expiry date. This ensures that all customers will have plenty of time to enjoy their experience once Edinburgh Zoo has again reopened to the public. If you would like to book a specific date before purchasing your voucher, email experience@rzss.org.uk or call 0131 314 0327 and we can arrange payment after confirming the date is available. Please note that Edinburgh Zoo cannot guarantee the first choice of date will be available and some experiences can be booked up for months in advance.

If you have any questions please check out our Keeper Experience FAQ page.

Terms and conditions:

> Please click here to view our full keeper experience terms and conditions.

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