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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913.

Edinburgh Zoo

About Edinburgh Zoo

134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh West EH12 6TS
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Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre.

Apart from getting close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, there are many different ways to enjoy your day out.

You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas and a fantastic gift shop.

Opening Hours:
9.00am to 6.00pm April - September
9.00am to 5.00pm October & March
9.00am to 4.30pm November - February

Upcoming Events at Edinburgh Zoo

Friday Friends

6th October 2023 - 7th June 2024

Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.

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Nature Photography Workshop

Selected dates between 8th April 2024 - 4th October 2024

Join renowned professional photographer Laurie Campbell for these Nature Photography Workshops at Edinburgh Zoo!

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BRICKLIVE Zoo Safari

24th May 2024 - 31st July 2024

Experience Edinburgh Zoo's Brick Safari! Explore the trail and come face-to-face with over 25 impressive life-sized animal models!

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RZSS Summer School

1st July 2024 - 26th July 2024

Discover amazing animals and cultures from around the world and connect with nature at the RZSS Summer School!

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