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Close Encounters Magic Moment (ages 5+)

Close Encounters Magic Moment (ages 5+)

Regular price £49.00 GBP
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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 keeper meeting some of our more unusual animals which could include a small mammal, reptiles and invertebrates. Prepare for some close encounters as you get the chance to take part in some animal handling.

Please note, if you are looking for a specific date for your experience, please contact us at before purchasing any vouchers. We require at least 7 days notice for any bookings 

Please contact us by emailing or by calling 0131 314 0327 between Monday to Friday during normal office hours.


Essential information:
  • Vouchers will have a 1 year expiry date. We recommend enquiring early for specific dates to avoid disappointment.
  • The maximum number of participants for this experience is 5.
  • We run the Close Encounters Magic Moment everyday, dependant on availability. Please contact us at to enquire about availability and to book a date.
  • This is a 30 minute experience.
  • Price is per person. Entry to Edinburgh Zoo is included within the price of the Keeper Experience.
  • Experiences are strictly non-refundable.
  • After purchasing the experience, you will be sent details of how to book a date.
  • All orders are sent as an E-Voucher – this reduces our paper use and contributes to the conservation of our environment. We aim to send out all e-vouchers within 2 working days.



  • This experience is available for those aged 5+ only.
  • The maximum number of participants for this experience is 5.
  • Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an observing adult who will be required to pay adult admission cost.
  • Please note the accompanying adult may be required to go behind the scenes during the experience with the participant and it is therefore not suitable for the accompanying adult to be supervising another non-participating child.

Regrettably, our Keeper Experiences are not suitable for certain guests including those with any relevant phobias or known allergies; pregnant women; and immunocompromised individuals. Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this may not always be possible. Please read the T&Cs for further information or contact us at or by calling 0131 314 0327 for advice prior to booking.

Is this a gift?

Then why not add one of our Keeper Experience Boxes to you order! Gift boxes include a choice of gift (Bamboo Travel Mug or Soft Toy), Edinburgh Zoo magnet and Edinburgh Zoo pencil.  

By purchasing a Keeper Experience, you are contributing to our invaluable conservation work. You can find out more about the projects we support here.

Terms and Conditions:

Price is per person. 

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

By purchasing this voucher, you agree to the terms and conditions of purchase.

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