National Zoo & Aquarium

Meet and feed our meerkats!

Meet and feed our Meerkats in this memorable encounter. Join a Keeper to enter inside the enclosure where you will personally interact with these amazing animals! Zoo entry not included*

 

We now offer encounters for younger children. Please ensure you book the Family Meerkat Encounter for children aged 8-9 as they will be unable to participate in the Meerkat Encounter Sessions.

 

Please click here to see our additional Covid-19 Safety measures in effect from 15th January 2022 regarding masks and vaccinations.

Meet a Meerkat
Days Everyday
Time for Meerkat Encounter 1:30pm
Time for Family Meerkat Encounter 12:45 and 1:00pm
Maximum People 2 people
Minimum Age for Meerkat Encounter 10 years (must be accompanied by a paying adult if under the age of 16)
Minimum Age for Family Meerkat Encounter 8 years (must be accompanied by a paying adult if under the age of 16)
Length 15 minutes
Adult Cost $110 per person weekdays and $135 per person weekends and Public Holidays. Zoo entry not included*
Child Cost $70 per person weekdays and $90 per person weekends and Public Holidays. Zoo entry not included*
Zoo Entry Fee *Zoo entry is not included in the price and must be purchased at an additional fee to participate in the encounter.
Book Meerkat Encounter Book an encounter today
Book Family Meerkat Encounter 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

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

Get Directions – View on Google Maps