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Discovery and Learning

Education has been at the heart of RZSS for over four decades and sits within the Discovery and Learning team. We have engaged with over one million learners across both Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park.

From nursery to tertiary and beyond encompassing both formal and informal learning, the team create and deliver unique experiences for learners and daily visitors, encouraging excitement and exploration though interactive learning programmes and interpretation.


Wherever you're learning, we're still here to support you!

We have a range of FREE and FUN online activities for families and children of all ages, dedicated resources for home educators, and you can even still visit the zoo with our Virtual Tours!


Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park are both proud holders of the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

We are extremely grateful to the following partners for their generous support of our education programmes:



People's Postcode Lottery Postcode Planet Trust

RZSS Education Sponsors - Confucius Institute for Scotland

RZSS Education Sponsors - Baillie Gifford

RZSS Education Sponsors - Arnold Clark

RZSS Education Sponsors - Scotland China Education Network

RZSS Education Sponsors - SCILT