Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
  • Telephone 0131 334 9171
  • Opening times Apr–Sep daily 9am–6pm; Oct & Mar 9am–5pm; Nov–Feb 10am–4pm.
  • Admission £15.50 (£13; under 16s £11; under 3s free).
  • Website www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
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Edinburgh Zoo

Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and beautiful animals and the UK’s only giant pandas.

Get closer than ever before as you come face to face with the Sumatran tigers in their new enclosure – Tiger Tracks, or witness the world famous Penguin Parade featuring the knighted penguin, Sir Nils Olav. Wee Beasties is home to a number of exciting species including reptiles, amphibians and insects. There are also children’s play areas, restaurants and picnic spots.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

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Celebrating Year of the Pig with the Confucius Institute for Scotland

Edinburgh Zoo hosts the Confucius Institute for Scotland's Chinese New Year reception to mark the beginning of the Year of the Pig. There will be festivities and lanterns to see in the New Year. Booking is essential.

Fri 15 Feb

Free / 0131 334 9171

Booking is essential. Booking will open on 1 February 2019. Please visit the institute's website for further information.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

The Giant Lanterns of China

Bespoke displays created by 150 Chinese craftspeople from Sichuan.

Tue 22 Jan

Times to be confirmed / £18 (Children £9.50) / 0131 334 9171

Wed 23 Jan

Times to be confirmed / £18 (Children £9.50) / 0131 334 9171

Thu 24 Jan

Times to be confirmed / £18 (Children £9.50) / 0131 334 9171

…and 24 more dates until 17 Feb

Night Photography at the Chinese Lanterns

Spend an evening photographing the Giant Lanterns of China display at Edinburgh Zoo. Bring your own tripod, camera, headtorch and optional flashgun. Groups will be limited to six.

Fri 8 Feb

£65 Does not include admission to the Zoo and the Great Lanterns of China display / 0131 334 9171

Tech Monkeys

After school club for children in primary 4–7 that combines the fun and interesting topics of technology and nature.

Thu 24 Jan

£24 / 0131 334 9171

Note: this course runs from Thu 10 Jan–Thu 31 Jan 2019.

Thu 31 Jan

£24 / 0131 334 9171

Note: this course runs from Thu 10 Jan–Thu 31 Jan 2019.

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