Otter Close-up Encounter


$52.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$47.00 Zoo Members


Daily at 12.05pm (arrive 5 minutes early)


20 minutes

Group size

Max. 4 people


Minimum age 10. Participants aged 10-12 years MUST have accompanying adult supervision 1A:2C. Children aged 13+ years do NOT require adult supervision

This experience is not mobility/ wheelchair friendly

Fish Allergens - this encounter is not allergen friendly

Closed-toe shoes must be worn

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Get to know our cheeky Asian Small-clawed Otter family!

Join our Wild Sea keepers back-of-house for the otters' daily training session, assist with a 'fishy' scatter feed, and finish by learning about different ways that you can help support, act and fight extinction for marine mammals and birdlife.

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. Book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.

This experience is currently operating with a COVIDSafe plan in place, if you’ve done this experience before, it may be a little different this time around (but no less fun!).