Plan your visit

We are open every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day. Last entry to the Zoo is 1 hour before closing time, so please arrive early to make the most of your day with us. Please note that some of our exhibits such as Koala Territory and Wee Beasties run restricted opening times in addition to our general site opening hours below. Please ask on arrival for details on availability. 

Seasonal opening times:
April - September 10.00am to 6.00pm
October & March 10.00am to 5.00pm
November - February 10.00am to 4.00pm
Christmas Day Closed


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RZSS Members' Gate

RZSS Members can gain fast track entry through our Members Gate, located at the top left of the main car park and you must provide a valid membership card to gain access through this gate.  

The Members gate is open  from 10am between 1 April - 30 September, local school holidays, and weekends (excluding Christmas Day). Please note that the gate closes 1 hour before the Zoo closing time.

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Autumn/Winter Opening Notices:

  • For Health and Safety reasons children aged 15 or under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over at all times.
  • Edinburgh Zoo is located on a hillside so we recommend that visitors wear comfortable footwear.
  • Some of our indoor enclosures / attractions may open later than the stated opening time and may close 30 minutes prior to the Zoo's stated closing time.
  • Dogs are not permitted into Edinburgh Zoo as they can cause stress to some of our animals. We only permit guide-dogs for the visually impaired.
  • For the safety of other visitors and our animals, we reserve the right to refuse admission to any visitors under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  

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