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Tickets & Prices

Edinburgh Zoo relies upon the generosity of our visitors. The prices below include a voluntary 10% donation to our various conservation projects.

Ticket Prices
Ticket Type

Online Price
At least 3 days in advance

Online Price
Visit in the next 2 days

Walk-up price

Adult £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Child 3 - 15 years £9.95
£9.95 £9.95
Child (under 3) FREE FREE FREE
Concession** £15.00 £16.50 £17.00

*The prices above include a voluntary 10% donation to our various conservation projects.

*** Eligibility for concessions:

  • Full time students only with valid student ID - ID provided must have a valid expiry date
  • Young Scot cards
  • Unemployed person with proof, such as a letter from DSS or a post office card
  • Senior citizens, aged over 60
  • Blue badge holders



RZSS Membership

Like the sound of unlimited entry, fast-track access and discounts in our shops and eateries?
Click here to discover more about RZSS Membership...


Save up to 10% when you book online:

> Terms and conditions of entry to Edinburgh Zoo


Education bookings

For information and pricing  for education bookings please click here


Discount Party (15 or more paying visitors)
Ticket Type    Walk-up price

Online price as of
Adults    £16.00 £14.50
Child 3 - 15 Years    £8.50 £8.00
Child (Under 3)    FREE FREE
(ID Required
   £14.00 £12.50

If you would like to make a group booking please contact Reception on 0131 314 0326 or email [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry, but Edinburgh Zoo no longer accepts cheques as payment for admission


Membership Prices
Ticket Type Price
Direct Debit
  Adult £65.00 £63.50 £
  Joint Adult £102.00 £99.50 £
  Child (3-15 yrs) £32.00 £31.50 £
  Fulltime Student £48.00 £47.00 £

> Find out more about our membership package, including the benefits and how to join.


Members' Guests
Ticket Type  

Price as of 26/3/18)

  Adults   £14.60  

 *The prices above include a voluntary 10% donation to our various conservation projects.

  Car Park £4.00
  RZSS Member £2.00*
  Coaches (or free by arrangement) £20.00

*RZSS members must show a valid membership card on arrival at the car park

All caravans, motor homes and camper vans will be charged per the size of car parking space used and available.


Be a Gift Aid Visitor!

Did you know that the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, which owns Edinburgh Zoo, is a charity?

RZSS is a charity devoted to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats. All tickets include an optional donation of 10% which helps us to run various conservation projects.  By choosing to make this donation, you really help us.

The government supports charities like us with a scheme called Gift Aid, which allows us to claim back the tax on your donation.  It is worth 25p in the pound to us if you are a UK taxpayer and is at no extra cost to you, so by donating today you ensure that we receive up to 3 times your original donation from the government.


Please Note 

* 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.