RZSS Education

How to book

January Sale Now On!


£1 discount for every visitor booking a school lesson for January, February or March!

Book before the end of January and get £1 off the price of each student's entry to Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park for all educational sessions taking place before the end of March 2019.

We hope that this small discount may go some way towards travel costs associated with your visit. For Edinburgh groups of 20 or more, this could cover your transport completely, as Lothian buses offer a special ticket price of £20 return for school groups on their city routes - many of which pass directly in front of the zoo. Start your visit in the best way possible by using public transport, limiting both your expenses and impact on the environment. Take advantage of this quieter time in the Zoo and enjoy a winter visit!

*This offer only applies to new bookings for nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary bookings made before the 1st February, with the visit taking place before the end of March. Specialist tertiary sessions, careers days, extracurricular, holiday programmes or any other special events are not included. The discount will be applied with the confirmation of your booking upon completion of the booking form below, and applies to all bookings for visits until 29th March 2019.


For all booking enquiries please fill in this form

RZSS Education Booking Form

Please note that by completing this form you are requesting that a booking be made based on the information provided 

This form is not your entrance ticket. You will receive confirmation of your booking including your ticket within 5 working days. If for any reason your request cannot be accommodated then a member of staff will contact you to discuss.

If you require further information before completing the form please contact us on education@rzss.org.uk or call 0131 314 0324 for Primary & Secondary bookings at Edinburgh Zoo or 0131 314 0335 for all bookings at Highland Wildlife Park and Tertiary & Adult bookings at Edinburgh Zoo, or contact us at: 

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

By submitting this form you agree to our terms and conditions. 

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.

At Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Schools* £6 per pupil
All Other Schools £7 per pupil
Colleges and Universities £8 per student

At Highland Wildlife Park

Schools £6 per pupil
Colleges and Universities £8 per student


All the above are subject to a minimum payment.

*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* Group price

*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 or 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 or Park.


Groups will be invoiced after their visit for the number of adults and children that attended the education session.  

Minimum charges and Cancellation

There is a £40 minimum charge for all Education sessions (£25 for groups where all students have additional support needs)

Please note a cancellation fee of £40 (£25 for ASN groups) is charged if cancellation is made 14 days or less before the visit unless a rebooking is made at the same time, the new booking must be within 3 school months of the original booking date. 

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.