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.
We plan to be open every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day, and last entry to the zoo is one hour before closing time.
Please note that some areas, including Koala Territory, have restricted opening times - ask on arrival for details.
|Seasonal opening times:|
|April - September||
10.00am to 6.00pm
|October & March||10.00am to 5.00pm|
|November - February||10.00am to 4.00pm|
RZSS members gate
RZSS member benefits normally include 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 normally open from 10am between 1 April - 30 September, local school holidays, and weekends (excluding Christmas Day) with the gate closing one hour before the zoo closing time.
PLEASE NOTE: With our teams focussed on safely managing the number of people entering the zoo from the main entrance and encouraging visitors to follow our 'rules of the road' around the park, we are currently only able to open the members gate when staffing allows - these times are currently very limited and not possible to advertise in advance. For the latest visitor information, please visit our FAQ page.
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- 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.