Bristol Zoological Society

Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity which runs Bristol Zoo Gardens, the fifth oldest zoo in the world.

Discover over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe at Bristol Zoo Gardens, all set within award-winning gardens spanning over 12 acres.

Journey into an amazing animal kingdom and meet famous faces as well as some unusual creatures you never knew existed!

Marvel as our 32-stone gorilla Jock strolls overhead, and say hello to our majestic lions Sahee and Sonika. Watch the African penguins zoom through the water at Seal and Penguin Coast, and see our cheeky meerkats and lemurs scamper around.

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Bristol Zoo Gardens
College Road

Opening Times

Mon10:00am - 5:00am
Tue10:00am - 5:00am
Wed10:00am - 5:00am
Thu10:00am - 5:00am
Fri10:00am - 5:00am
Sat10:00am - 5:00am
Sun10:00am - 5:00am

Not open on Christmas Day.

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Additional Features

  • Swing through the air in the aerial ropes course ZooRopia (check website for opening and charges)
  • Programme of family-friendly events throughout the year
  • With over 100,000 beautiful, rare and extraordinary plants from across the world, our botanical gardens are well worth a visit in their own right