RZSS Education

How to book

For all booking queries for please contact: 

Discovery & Learning
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
134 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Tel: 0131 314 0324

Email: education@rzss.org.uk

Details for Booking

As part of our charitable commitment to education we are delighted to offer our education classes at a very special reduced rate. This price gives you admission to the Zoo for the day as well as the booked education class.

Edinburgh Schools* £5.50 per pupil
All Other Schools £6.50 per pupil
Colleges and Universities £7.50 per student

All the above have a minimum payment of £40 except for special needs groups (£25)

*Reductions have been made possible with small levels of grant support from Edinburgh Council.

We provide free admission for supervisory adults as follows:


Nursery  1  adult per 4 children  
Primary 1 adult per 7 children
Secondary 1 adult per 10 children
Special Schools  1 adult per pupil if required
Other Ages  1 adult per 10 students
Extra adults* £14.00 each

*RZSS adult members are admitted free on production of a valid membership card.

Due to limited space, the number of adults attending the classes in the Education Centre must be restricted to the ratios given above. Of course, you can bring as many adults as you wish for supervision in the Zoo Park. Children who are RZSS members are still required to pay the education charge. All children under 16 must be supervised at all times when in the Zoo.


Payment can be made on arrival to the Zoo by cash, credit card or cheque (payable to RZSS). Alternatively, schools can arrange to be invoiced after the visit.

Minimum charges and Cancellation

Please note there is a minimum charge of £40 per class (except special schools: £25) and if you cancel within 2 weeks of a scheduled visit a cancellation fee of £40 is charged unless a rebooking is made at the same time. If your group comes to the zoo but misses their session you will be charged the group rate for all members of the group, free admission for supervisory adults is only for Education sessions.

School Zoo Membership

School Zoo Membership reduces all entry costs to £3.00 per pupil and can be used as often as the school wishes throughout the year. Please note that School Membership can only be used in conjunction with booked education classes. School Membership costs are:


Edinburgh Schools* £250 per year
(4+ streams £350 per year)
All Other State Schools   £350 per year
(4+ streams £500 per year)
Independent Schools   £400 per year
(4+ streams £550 per year)

*Reductions have been made possible with small levels of grant support from Edinburgh Council.

- See more at: http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/discovery-learning/how-to-book/#sthash.vx4aKl24.dpuf