Our Meerkats are no shy wall flowers and they’ll be happy to welcome you to their home and clamber all over you while they get fed some special treats.
A Close Encounter at Wellington Zoo is more than just meeting an amazing animal close-up. You’re joined by a Zoo Keeper who works with the animals you are meeting. They will introduce you to your encounter animals and answer any of your questions about them, and about Meerkats in the wild. They’ll also happily take a photo of you covered in Meerkats, so don’t forget your camera!
You’ll learn how your Close Encounter helps Wellington Zoo in our work to save animals in the wild. 10% of proceeds from all Close Encounters help us save animals in the wild through projects supported by the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund.
You’ll never forget your Meerkat Close Encounter, and the feeling of a Meerkat scrambling onto your lap.
Meerkat Close Encounter detailsAge: 4 years old and up. Anyone under 14 will need to be accompanied by a paying
and participating adult on the Close Encounter.
Time: 4.00pm every day, and 1.00pm weekends.
Cost: $99 per person including free Zoo entry.
Participants: Minimum 2 people, maximum 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Bookings: Please book in advance. If you want to give someone else this amazing experience, you can buy a Gift Card which the lucky recipient can redeem when they make their booking.