Meerkat looking up

Meerkat behind the scenes


$83 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$75 Zoo Members


Daily at 12.25pm

Please arrive 5 minutes early


25 minutes


Max. six people


Minimum age 5. Ages 5-8 must have 1A:1C supervision

This experience is wheelchair friendly

Peanut allergens, please alert our Bookings Team 1300 966 784

Fitted face masks are to be worn on all encounters, behind the scenes, tours and in some animal habitats, which will be signed

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Upgrade your visit to Melbourne Zoo and Mix with the Meerkats!

Due to current restrictions, this encounter is not currently running and we are unable to take bookings or create a waitlist.

Please keep an eye on the website in 2022 for when this encounter will be available again.

Our knowledgeable keepers will guide you through one of our three meerkat exhibits’ whilst you engage and get to know these curious creatures.

Come get a closer view and learn about the different and varying enrichment techniques used to keep our mob healthy and promote natural behaviours.

Each encounter will be unique, allowing our keepers to let the individual animals shine and give them the choice and control on how they participate.

Your participation will help contribute to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction. 

Zoo entry not included. Be sure to also book your entry tickets for the same date as your Behind the Scenes experience.