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. 

Tickets are limited for everyone's safety and may sell out up to a week in advance for school holidays and weekends  please remember to book a time slot online in advance unless you are an RZSS member or accompanied guest.

With more of you planning to see our incredible animals and enjoy our outdoor spaces, it is really important to be aware of what to expect on the day, including our limited car parking spaces, the queues for entry and popular viewing areas, and more. For the latest visitor information, please visit our FAQ page.

If you are looking to purchase tickets or vouchers as gifts, please visit our online shop and choose the relevant gift admission e-voucher.

Online prices save when you book online

Without donation   With donation 
Adult  £19.95 £21.95

(3-15 yrs)

£12.50  £13.95
(under 3)
Concession** £18.10  £19.95

Walk-up prices

Without donation   With donation 
Adult  £21.95 £24.50

(3-15 yrs)

£13.95 £15.50
(under 3)
Concession** £18.10  £19.95
  • Please note children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • The prices with donation include a voluntary 10% donation towards RZSS conservation projects 

Car parking  FREE until 31 August

Usual prices:

  Car Park £3.00
  RZSS Member Free
  Coaches (or free by arrangement) £20.00

Car parking charges are returning from Thursday 1 September for everyone apart from RZSS members who can continue to park for free as part of their membership benefits. All car park users will need to take a ticket from the barriers on arrival and have this validated to exit the car park without paying full price (£10) at the machine. Find out more here.

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

Group bookings (groups of 15 people or more)

We welcome groups of all sizes, whether you are arranging a family gathering or coach party, we have a package to suit your needs.

If you are booking for a nursery, school, college, youth group etc, please contact our Discovery & Learning Team 

Group adult Group concession Group child
£16.95 £13.95 £10.95
  • Please note children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Concession entry includes full time students with ID and over 65s

Group booking benefits

  • Generous discount for groups with 15+ guests
  • Free coach driver admission
  • Free coach parking for pre-booked groups
  • Bookings team available for group enquiries and bookings

If you would like to make a group booking please contact reception on 0131 314 0378 or email

RZSS Membership

Did you know RZSS membership pays for itself after only three visits to Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park! Like the sound of unlimited entry, fast-track access and discounts in our shops and eateries?
Click here to discover more about RZSS membership.

Membership Prices

Ticket Type Price
Direct Debit
  Adult £75.00 £63.50
  Joint Adult £118.00 £99.50
  Child (3-15 yrs) £40.00 £31.50
  Full-time Student £50.00 £47.00

Members' guest tickets*

Ticket Type

Walk-up prices*
(as of 2 March 20)

Adult £18.40
Child £11.60
Concession £14.95

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

Education bookings

For information and pricing for education bookings please click here.

Be a Gift Aid visitor!

Edinburgh Zoo is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), a wildlife conservation charity devoted to connecting people to nature and safeguarding threatened species.

All tickets include an optional donation of 10%  by choosing to make this donation, you can help to protect endangered animals here in Scotland and around the world!

The government supports charities like RZSS with a scheme called Gift Aid, which allows us to claim back the tax on your donation. It is worth 25p for every £1 to us if you are a UK taxpayer, and is at no extra cost to you. By donating today you ensure that we receive up to three 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 hill, 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 assistance dogs. See our policy for more details. 

* 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

** Eligibility for concessions:

  • Full time students only with valid student ID featuring 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 65
  • Blue badge holders

Terms and conditions of entry to Edinburgh Zoo

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