Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity, which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project.
We save wildlife together, through conservation science research, working to protect species and habitats overseas, encouraging sustainable behaviours and perceptions, educating tomorrow’s wildlife warriors and giving families a great day out. Our conservation science efforts are worldwide, from helping re-introduce white clawed crayfish into UK rivers to working with communities in the Philippines to save the Critically Endangered Negros bleeding heart dove.
Bristol Zoo Gardens - one of our attractions - is the fifth oldest zoo in the world and first opened its doors to the public on Monday 11 July 1836. Since then it has started numerous conservation projects here in the UK and overseas, showed generations of school-aged children the value of nature for human society and has given more than 90 million visitors a great day out. You can find out more about the Zoo's history on our history pages.
We are temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Read our full statement here.
For details on ticket Prices, directions and any other information please go to our website Bristol Zoo.