Membership benefits

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland membership provides so much more than just free entry to Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park. 

For even better value for money, take advantage of all your member benefits.

Linne's two-toed sloth Nico hanging upside down from rope. IMAGE: Rhiordan Langan-Fortune 2023

Unlimited free admission

Visit Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park as many times as you like, with no advance booking required, for the duration of your membership.

Bring the whole pack!

Receive 25% discount on tickets for up to 6 guests per member, per visit. No advanced booking required.

Guests must be accompanied by a valid RZSS member.

Three European grey wolves walking together. One is slightly further ahead than the other two. IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2023
Young wildcat in enclosure at Highland Wildlife Park looking up


Shop and eat for less

Indulge in a 10% discount across our catering outlets and gift shops – including the RZSS online shop! 

Discounts can be applied to all transactions with the exception of books, fair trade items, alcoholic beverages, previously discounted or multi-buy offers and special events

Exclusive membership magazine

Subscription to our three-yearly magazine exclusive to RZSS members. The magazine is available in both physical and digital formats.

King penguin Sir Nils Olav standing in front of penguin pool next to plant facing left
Sumatran tiger Lucu walking IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2024

Take your membership on holiday

Receive free entry to our reciprocal zoos across the UK and Europe.

Belfast, Bristol Zoo Project, Chester*, Colchester, Curragh's Wildlife Park, Dublin, Fota Wildlife Park, Marwell*, Newquay*, Paignton*, Rotterdam and Twycross

Subject to terms and conditions of the respective sites. Please check with the zoo you wish to visit for their terms of entry. *One visit per year

More information about our reciprocal zoos

Free parking at Edinburgh Zoo

Members can park for free at Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park. 

To claim free parking at Edinburgh Zoo, please take a ticket on entry and have it validated by our admissions team.

Adult male polar bear lying in the grass. Side profile looking to the left. IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2023
Arctic fox standing amongst grass and purple flowers Image Amy Middleton 2022

Regular email updates

Receive news about Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park, animal news (including births), updates on our conservation projects and information on any upcoming special events. 

Please sign up to receive emails by contacting us at

Free and discounted events

Throughout the year we host a range of events at Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park where members are eligible for discounted prices and experiences, including occasional free and member only events. 

nubian giraffe arrow outside looking to the left IMAGE 2021
Greater one horned rhinoceros sitting in pool facing left and looking up

Members loyalty catering scheme

Membership loyalty catering scheme cards are only valid at Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park when presented with an active membership card. One stamp can be collected per purchased hot drink. 

Once completed, stamp cards can be exchanged for one complimentary hot drink

Members entrance at the zoo

The members gate at Edinburgh Zoo is a separate entrance for RZSS members. 

Open from 10am between 1 April – 30 September, local school holidays and weekends. Members gate may close at short notice due to staffing or external factors, opening times vary and last entrance is one hour before the zoo closing time.

Eastern pygmy marmoset sitting on a branch in the sun Image: Amy Middleton 2023