Meerkat looking up

Meerkat Close-up Encounter

Duration: 15 minutes

Minimum age: Six years

Restrictions:

  • Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • For wheelchair accessibility details please call 1300 966 784.
  • Enclosed shoes must be worn.

COST (EXCLUDES GENERAL ADMISSION)

$50 per person 

$45 Zoo Members

TIME

12.25pm
Please arrive 15 minutes early

DURATION 

15 minutes

AVAILABILITY

Every day

RESTRICTIONS

Minimum age and group sizes apply

Read the full terms and conditions

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.

Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early, and bring your phone or camera for our staff to take at pic of you and your new favourite forager.

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.