Book Now - Owl Encounter

** Please note this encounter is temporarily unavailable due to breeding season. It should be available again for bookings late October/mid November

Go inside the aviary and meet our beautiful Barking Owl siblings, Rocco and Ruby close up.
Feed and pat them, and have them fly to you and land on your outstretched arm!
If you are lucky, they may make their signature barking sounds...

Cost for making a *firm booking for this amazing experience is:
$50 for one person, $80 for 2. Zoo entry not included.
Minimum age 12 years. Maximum 2 participants

Gift Vouchers are available at $50 each

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: 15 minutes approx.

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

Sensible clothing, no high heels please.

Spectator Information

Accompanying friends and family may be able to view from outside the enclosure

Weather Information

In the event of rain, Encounters still go ahead and you should dress accordingly.

Other Information

IMPORTANT - it is your responsibility to be aware of our Terms & Conditions. Full T&C's are available on our website. PLEASE read these before your experience.

• Purchases/Bookings are not refundable.

• You must arrive at the zoo a MINIMUM of 30 MINUTES prior to your booked time to check-in at the Zoo Front Desk.

• Zoo Entry is not included with this encounter and needs to paid on arrival when you check in at the Entry Counter.

• Minimum age of 12, good mobility required. Children 12-15 need to be accompanied by a paying adult on the Encounter, or as a Spectator.

• Cancelling/rescheduling an existing booking can be done up to 7 days prior to your Tour/Encounter and a rescheduling fee of $5.00 per person will apply. (Payable at the time of rescheduling)

• Bookings cancelled within 7 days of your Tour/Encounter will result in forfeiture of 100% of the full fee.

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


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Mon, 19 Nov 2018

2:45pm Session

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

2:45pm Session

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

2:45pm Session

Sun, 25 Nov 2018

2:45pm Session

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

2:45pm Session

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

2:45pm Session

Or Buy a Voucher