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Education Volunteering and Internships

We run a volunteering and internship programme within our Education Department! Volunteers provide much needed help to our education staff, and in return we offer our volunteers an invaluable experience within the zoo and education fields.

Education Volunteers and Interns

We have a dedicated education team who work with schools and the public to teach people about the zoo and the natural world. Our education volunteer and intern team assist our education staff with everything from animal handling sessions to our range of teaching activities.

We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one day every week/fortnight/month, for a minimum period of 6 months. Anyone wishing to volunteer must be at least 16 years of age for insurance purposes and have their own means of getting to and from the zoo.

We ask our interns to commit to two or three days a week, for a period of 3 months. Anyone wishing to do an internship must be at least 18 years of age, be studying or have studied an animal-related subject, and have their own means of getting to and from the zoo. Internships are unpaid.

If you would like any further information on education volunteering or internships at the zoo, please email recruitment@fivesisterszoo.co.uk or call the office on 01506 870 000.

How do I apply to be an education volunteer/intern?

If you are interested in volunteering or doing an internship with our education department:

1. Please read through the Education Volunteer and Intern Checklist, Dress Code, and our Data Protection information.

2. Download and fill in the Education Application Form and Emergency Contact Form.

3. Email your completed Application Form, Emergency Contact Form and a copy of your CV to recruitment@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

If you’d like to volunteer as a zoo keeper we also offer volunteering, internships and work experience placements with our zoo keeping team.

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week (inc bank holidays, exc Christmas and New Years Day)

The zoo opens at 10am every day. Closing time depends on season:

1st Feb – 24th Mar 2018 5pm
25th Mar – 30th Sep 2018 6pm
1st – 31st October 2018 5pm
1st Nov 2018 – 31st Jan 2019 4pm

Last admission is 1 hour before closing time.

Admission Prices

Five Sisters Zoo

Child (3-15 yrs): £10.45
Adult (16 yrs+): £12.95
Under 3s: free of charge
Concession*: £11.45
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £38.00 + £8.45 for each additional child.

*Applies to pensioners, disabled customers and accompanying carers with official photo ID.

Handling Sessions : £3 p/p
Lemur Feeds : £6 p/p

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

Child (3+yrs): £5.50
Child (1-2yrs): £3.50
Under 1yr: £1.00

£2.50 discount for same-day ticket/pass holders. No discount for under 3’s with free zoo entry.

Contact Us

Five Sisters Zoo
Gavieside, West Calder
West Lothian, EH55 8PT

T: 01506 870 000

E: enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T: 01506 872 200