Opening Times

Open 7 days a week! (inc. Bank Holidays; exc. 25th Dec. and 1st Jan.)

1st November 2017 – 28th February 2018 : 10am – 4pm (last admission at 3pm)

1st March – 30th September 2018 : Zoo closes at 6pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing time.

PLEASE NOTE: Leaping Lemurs Soft Play is CLOSED until further notice.

Admission Prices

Child (3-15 yrs): £9.95
Adult (16 yrs+): £11.95
Under 3s: free of charge
Concession*: £10.45
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £34.00 + £7.95 for each additional child.

*Concession: applies to pensioners, disabled customers and accompanying carers.

Contact Us

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

T: 01506 870 000 / 01506 871 111

enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

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Research

Five Sisters Zoo is dedicated to encouraging and supporting research that improves captive animal management and benefits the conservation of animals. Research is a primary objective of ours and is a major role within modern zoos.

Five Sisters Zoo encourages students to undertake non-invasive animal-based research, looking at areas including animal behaviour, environmental enrichment and nutrition, as well as visitor studies. 

Research is helpful to Five Sisters Zoo giving a valuable insight into enclosure design, diet, social behaviour, etc, as well as making us aware of visitors attitudes and perceptions, thus aiding conservation through improved education. 

Application

All researchers wishing to conduct a project at Five Sisters Zoo should submit an application form.docResearch Proposal Application Form 2014132 KB.

Applications are assessed by the Head of Education and Zoo Management staff, and will be accepted based on the subject area, its value to science, and the logistics of the proposed study.

Applications should be sent to the Head of Education at least one month in advance of the proposed start date.

For further information about research at Five Sisters Zoo, please contact Louise at Five Sisters Zoo, Gavieside, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8PT or email louise@fivesisterszoo.co.uk