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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.

Our friendly staff will be on hand to help capture your Close-up moment. Please be sure to bring along your smart phone or point-and-shoot camera for our staff to operate.

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 Victorias work to fight wildlife extinction.

  • Lemur

    Lemur Close-up

    Max group size: 8 people
    Available: 3:15pm
    Minimum age: 10 years
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  • Giraffe

    Giraffe Close-up

    Max group size: 8 people
    Available: 1.45pm
    Minimum age: 5 years
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  • Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Close-up

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

    Meerkat Close-up

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

    Squirrel Monkey Close-up

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

    Seal Close-up

    Max group size: 6 people
    Available: Weekends only at 11:30am
    Minimum age: 12 years
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  • Giant Tortoise

    Giant Tortoise Close-up

    Max group size: 2 groups of up to 5 people
    Available: 10.30 am Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
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The staff reserve the right to cancel any experience at any time, for reasons relating to animal welfare.