Meerkat looking up

Meerkat Close-up Encounter


$50 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$45 Zoo Members


Please arrive 15 minutes early


15 minutes


Every day


  • Minimum age 6
  • Children under 12 must be supervised by a paying adult
  • Ages 6-8 must have 1A:1C supervision

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Upgrade your visit to Melbourne Zoo and mix with the meerkats!

Our knowledgeable keepers will guide you through the meerkats’ exhibit while you get to know this curious creature.

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.

The encounter is a brief experience that lasts a couple of minutes with each visitor booked, however please plan up to 15 minutes to meet your host and keeper, and hear the safety briefing.

When you purchase a Close-up Encounter you are directly contributing 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 encounter.