Plan your visit

Sadly, Edinburgh Zoo is now closed until further notice. This follows the latest government advice on coronavirus and social distancing.

This is a very challenging time. Almost all of our income comes from our visitors and our food bill alone is £55,000 every month.   If you were planning on having a great day out this spring at the zoo, you can still purchase admission tickets and use them later this year.  With your help we can look after the animals now and we'll look forward to seeing you when we reopen!

General admission

Please note at present we are only selling e-admission ticket vouchers with a 10% discount via the RZSS online shop. These can be used upon the zoo reopening.

(as of 2 March 20)
Adult   £21.95

(3-15 yrs)

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

Car parking

  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.


Group bookings

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

(15 or more paying visitors)
Ticket Type

(per person)

15 - 100

(per person)

Groups 100+ 

Gate Price*
(per person)

15 - 100

Gate Price*
(per person)

Groups 100+

Adults £15.50  £15.00  £17.50  £17.50
Child 3 - 15 Years £9.95  £9.00  £10.50  £10.50
Child (Under 3) FREE  FREE FREE   FREE
Concession **
 £13.50  £13.00 £15.50   £15.50

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

Click here for group package information


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...


Membership Prices
Ticket Type Price
Direct Debit
  Adult £70.00 £63.50
  Joint Adult £110.00 £99.50
  Child (3-15 yrs) £35.00 £31.50
  Full-time Student £50.00 £47.00


Members' guest tickets*
Ticket Type

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

Adults £16.45
Child £9.40
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!

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.

** 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 65
  • Blue badge holders

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