- Telephone 0131 334 9171
- Opening times Apr–Sep daily 9am–6pm; Oct & Mar 9am–5pm; Nov–Feb 9am–4pm.
- Admission £15.50 (£13; under 16s £11; under 3s free).
- Website www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
Situated three miles west of the city centre, Edinburgh Zoo offers much more than the world-famous Penguin Parade and those headline-grabbing pandas. It is home to over 1000 rare and endangered animals, and also contains three eateries and a soft-play area for your own little animals. The recently-constructed African plains afford a fantastic view of the city.
There are 7 events at this location
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100 Years, 100 Prizes
The zoo is turning 100, and in a brilliant turn of events, its showering visitors with gifts instead of the other way around. There are 100 presents up for grabs on the day, including a panda experience, keeper experiences, memberships, adoptions and gift shop items.
Buff-Cheeked Gibbon Birthday
Jon the Buff-Cheeked Gibbon is about to become a teenager. Stop by his enclosure and help his keepers celebrate the big day.
Centenary Film Screenings
A number of documentaries and footage shot at the zoo over the years, to mark its centenary.
Mon 20 May
Tue 21 May
Wed 22 May
Edinburgh Zoo Nights
There is no one among us who hasn't wanted to visit the zoo after hours. Just what do all those critters do after dark, anyway? Now's there's a way to find out! The zoo opens its gates for an adults-only extravaganza featuring dancing, music, a champagne and a Pimm's bar, tapas, sushi, BBQ (take a breath) facepainting…
Professor Andrew Whiten Lecture
Professor Andrew Whiten, monkey and ape specialist extraordinaire, reveals the most recent research on the social and learning culture of the creatures in both the wild and the zoo. Booking is essential.
This summer, a sand sculptor sets up shop in the zoo to create masterpiece likenesses of the zoo's celebrity animals, including Woytek the brown bear and Umfolozi the white rhino. In addition to watching the sculptures be created, there'll also be a few hands-on workshop to bring out your inner artist!
Wed 3 Jul
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Reviews & features
Cry Wolf28 May 2009
Edinburgh Zoo has announced the return of wolves following a 16-year hiatus. Three wolves have made their way from the Highland Wildlife Park. Due to hunting, habitat loss and diseases, they are now confined to small pockets in a handful of countries.
Take Me Out2 Apr 2009
From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid
The Budungo Trail24 Apr 2008
Kings of the swingers
In Edinburgh a group of extrovert housemates have just moved into a new high tech environment where they will be under almost constant supervision by the public. For the next few weeks experts predict squabbles, group bonding and excessive personal…