Melbourne Zoo

Close-up Encounters

Melbourne Zoo's Close-up Encounters will bring you face-to-face with some of our most popular personalities. 

You will meet our passionate and knowledgeable staff who will guide you into your favourite animals’ exhibit for a chance to meet these amazing animals and pose for a photo together.

Our professional photographers will be on hand to capture the moment. You will have the opportunity to purchase these images to cherish the moment forever.

 When you purchase a Close-up Encounter you are directly contributing to Zoos Victorias work to fight wildlife extinction. 

  • Giraffe

    Giraffe Close-up

    Max group size: 8 people
    Available: 1:45pm
    Minimum age: 5 years

  • Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Close-up

    Max group size: 4 groups of up to 5 people
    Available: 2:15pm

  • Coati

    Coati Close-up

    Max group size: 4 people
    Available: 2:45pm
    Minimum age: 12 years

  • Meerkat

    Meerkat Close-up

    Max group size: 6 people
    Available: 1.15pm
    Minimum age: 6 years

  • Meerkat

    Squirrel Monkey Close-up

    Max group size: 8 people
    Available: 12:15pm 
    Minimum age: 10 years

  • Seal

    Seal Close-up

    Max group size: 6 people
    Available: Weekends only at 11:50am
    Minimum age: 12 years

The keeper and photographer reserve the right to cancel any experience at any time, for reasons relating to animal welfare.