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Junior Keeper Experience

Description: Join our keepers for three hours packed full of close encounters and fantastic experiences as younger animal lovers get the chance to experience what it’s like to be zookeeper. While they learn about the animals that live in Edinburgh Zoo they will work with a range of animals helping to prepare and deliver their diets, make enrichment and have special hands-on magic moments. Go behind-the-scenes for a unique insight into the daily routines of Zoo life and get your hands dirty – literally!

You will also receive an exclusive Keeper Experience t-shirt and certificate on the day of your experience!

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

Please note there is currently limited availability during July to October 2018 for this type of experience. If you would like to book within this timeframe we recommend first checking availability by getting in touch either by calling 0131 314 0327 between Monday to Friday during normal office hours or emailing 

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.
  • Max 2 people per experience.
  • Junior Keeper Experiences take place from 09:00 to 12:00 or 13:00 to 16:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, as well as 13:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, subject to availability.
  • 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 children aged 8 – 15 years, children must be accompanied by a spectating guardian or adult. (One parent or guardian will gain free Zoo admission, included in the Keeper experience price)

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: £150.00