Edinburgh Science Festival: Meet the Ances-tour

Discover more about our amazing animals at Edinburgh Zoo and what links them to the pre-historic worlds and beasts that came before!

Edinburgh Science Festival: Meet the Ances-tour

About Edinburgh Science Festival: Meet the Ances-tour

Age 7+

Step into the past with our self-led, family trail around the zoo. Discover more about our amazing animals at Edinburgh Zoo and what links them to the pre-historic worlds and beasts that came before! Follow the trail as it leads you to the top of the hill where you can explore the creatures of the past as they come alive around you.

Presented in partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

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