Book Now - Red Panda Encounter

Meet and feed our Red Panda in this memorable encounter. Be taken by a Keeper inside the enclosure, where you will personally meet and hand feed this reclusive cutie! Maximum 2 participants
*Note - this encounter does not run during the warmest months. If there are no dates showing the encounter is not available or booked out.

Cost for making a firm Booking on this amazing experience starts at:
$100 for one person, $175 for 2

Gift Vouchers are $100 each and have an expiry of 12 months

Redeeming a Voucher: If you have more than 1 voucher, you must redeem each voucher in order to make a booking for all participants.

Average Duration: Approximately 15 to 20 minutes

About National Zoo & Aquarium

We are located on Lady Denman Drive, next to Scrivener Dam, near Yarralumla - approximately 9km from the centre of Canberra - just off Parkesway/Tuggeranong Parkway.

999 Lady Denman Drive,
Weston Creek
Canberra, ACT 2611

Dress Code

You will be entering an animal enclosure. Flat soled walking shoes are ideal, no thongs or high heeled shoes allowed. Seasonally appropriate clothing

Spectator Information

Spectators can view the Encounter from outside the enclosure and must pay $15 to enter the zoo prior to opening time. Please add their ticket during the course of your booking.
Spectators will get the $15 taken off their Zoo entry ticket on the day of the encounter if they wish to re-enter to zoo after opening time. Zoo Entry tickets can be purchased after 9.30am at the Front Counter

Weather Information

In the event of rain, Encounters still go ahead and you should dress accordingly. The Encounter would only be cancelled/postponed in the event of extreme weather conditions. In this case your Encounter would be rescheduled to another date, or you will be given a voucher to rebook at your convenience. To enquire about re-scheduling your encounter, you will need to phone the zoo and talk with our staff. There are fees involved for rescheduling your booking.

Other Information

You must be a minimum of 12 years old to do this Encounter. Children 15 and under need to be accompanied by a paying adult either on the Encounter or as a spectator. Maximum participants 2. Participants need reasonable mobility.

Please arrive at the Front Entry Counter no later than 8.00 am. A Keeper will come and collect you.
Zoo Entry is not included and you will be escorted back to front gate after the Encounter.

Rescheduling by a participant can be done up to 24 hours prior to the day, at a cost of $5 per person. Rescheduling within 24 hours will incur a fee of $20.00 per person (Fees payable at the time of rescheduling)

Redeeming a Voucher: If you have more than 1 voucher, you must redeem each voucher in order to make a booking for all participants.

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