Book Now - Meerkat Encounter

Meet and feed our Meerkat boys Aleksandr, Sergei, Oleg and Leo in this memorable encounter. Be taken by a Keeper inside the enclosure where you will personally interact with these amazing animals!
Maximum 2 participants. Minimum age 12 years.

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 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

Family and friends will be able to see you from outside the enclosure

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

Zoo Entry is not included and needs to paid on arrival when you check in at the Entry Counter. (Minimum 1/2 hour prior)
(Unless you have also booked a Meet a Cheetah, Zooventure or Family Tour on the same day)

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 into the Zoo. Maximum participants 2. Participants need reasonable mobility. Pregnancy: please consult with your doctor before participating in Meet a Meerkat. Meerkats can carry Toxic Plasmosis, which can cause problems in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Check in at the Front Counter on arrival to the Zoo, at least 1/2 hour before 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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Fri, 30 Jun 2017

Afternoon Start
1:30pm Session

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