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Close Encounters Magic Moment (Peak)

Description: This Magic Moment involves a packed 30 minutes as you get up close to some of the Zoo’s friendliest residents. You will spend time with our keepers behind the scenes meeting some of our more unusual but charismatic animals such as armadillos and tenrecs. Prepare for some close encounters as you get the chance to take part in some animal handling! You will also get up close to some of the Zoo’s bird species such as the magnificent eastern white pelican, where you can witness feeds right alongside the keeper.

By purchasing a keeper experience, you are contributing to our invaluable conservation work.

To book in a date for a Keeper Experience please call 0131 314 0327 or email

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Essential information:
  • Keeper experience packages are valid for 12 months but must be booked within 4 months of purchase.
  • Close Encounter magic moments take place from 9:15 to 9:45 or 15:30 to 16:00 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, subject to availability. (Off-peak keeper experience packages are eligible for weekday slots only).
  • Off-peak experience packages are not eligible during weekends and the Easter and Summer holidays click here for further information.
  • After purchasing the experience, you will be sent details of how to book a date.
  • Price is per person. Entry to Edinburgh Zoo is included within the price of the Keeper Experience.
  • Experiences are strictly non-refundable.

This experience is available for adults and children aged 6 years and over only. Children must be accompanied by a full paying guardian or adult.

Regrettably, certain guests will be unable to take part, e.g. phobias, medical conditions and disabilities. Please read the T&Cs for more information or call 0131 314 0327 prior to purchasing.

Terms and Conditions:

Please read the full Keeper Experience Terms & Conditions by clicking here.

By purchasing this voucher, you agree to the terms and conditions of purchase.
Availability: In Stock - Price is per person
Price: £50.00