National Zoo & Aquarium

Meet and feed our meerkats in a memorable encounter

Meet and feed 2 of our Meerkat boys – Aleksandr, Sergei, Oleg or Leo in this memorable encounter. Be taken by a Keeper inside the enclosure where you will personally interact with these amazing animals!

An Encounter at the National Zoo is more than just meeting an amazing animal close-up. You’re joined by a Keeper who works with the animals you are meeting. They will introduce you to your encounter animals, answer any of your questions and teach you about them in the wild.

Meet a Meerkat
Days Daily
Time 1:30pm Mon/Fri and 10:15am Sat & Sun
Maximum People 2 people
Minimum Age 12 years
Length 15 minutes
Cost $100pp or $175 for 2
Zoo Entry Fee Not included
Booking Book an encounter today
Restrictions Please see Things You Need To Know
Questions? Please see our FAQs
“Meerkats have excellent eyesight, they can spot predators in the air from more than 300m away.”
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

Open every day from 9:30am to 5:00pm

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