Plan your visit

Latest visitor information

Edinburgh Zoo is open seven days a week to visitors from across the UK in line with current Scottish Government guidance. 

Your visit will be different to normal as we take measures to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and animals. 

For the latest visitor information, please visit our FAQ page.


Trying to find the tiger?  Lost near the lemurs? With over 80 acres of wooded hillside, we want to make sure you make the most of your day at Edinburgh Zoo! 

DownloadDownload our map of the zoo (pdf, 5mb) and plan your route before you arrive to make the most of your visit - and make sure you don't miss out on seeing your favourite animals!

You can also download our sensory map of the zoo (pdf, 2mb).

Please note: Edinburgh Zoo is located on Corstorphine Hill, and some of the paths around the park involve steep slopes. We would advise visitors to plan their route and bring suitable footwear - the views from the top are worth it!


Wheelchair and Mobility Access

Many of the paths around the Zoo can be accessed by wheelchair.  However some routes involve steps or steep slopes which are unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Zoo map showing areas which can be accessed by wheelchairs (PDF).  Please note, this document may take several seconds to download. Please note that while we do our best to update our maps regularly the animals featured and talk times are subject to change.

We are also pleased to be able to offer a dedicated mobility vehicle to help visitors access areas of the park that may otherwise be difficult to reach. For more information please click here.


Wet weather and indoor activities

11 indoor animal housing areas and 6 sheltered observation areas ensure that even on a rainy day, a trip to the Zoo is an enthralling experience.


*Please note that the maps and guides above are provided for general reference only. From time to time the location of certain animals may change before there is an opportunity to update the resources above. If there is a specific animal or exhibit that you are keen to see during your visit please consult visitor services prior to entering the park.

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