Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL London Zoo

Our amazing Keeper for a Day experience gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of ZSL’s most popular animals. Get a unique insight into the day-to-day life of our keepers.

Become a Keeper for a Day at one of the world’s most famous zoos.
More than just an animal collection, it's a centre for conservation and a landmark. The ultimate place to be a Zoo Keeper.

Buy now:

Purchase an open-ended voucher (valid for one year)

Or book directly onto a date:

Book onto a date

Animal highlights:

Giraffes, penguins, meerkats and primates


What’s included:

  • Various animal encounters and mucking out activities
  • Led by a friendly and experienced Zoo Keeper Host
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Exclusive Keeper for a Day t-shirt, certificate and goody bag
  • 20% discount off spectator tickets
  • Vouchers and gift cards are sent out within 1-2 days (postage included)



  • Participants must be over 16 years old and have a reasonable level of fitness
  • Participants must have good mobility and not require a wheelchair
  • Pregnant, nursing mothers or those that have given birth in the last 6 months are unable to take part

Junior version (11-15 years old) also available


Keeper for a Day = £280
Introduction / half day version= £180



Starts at 8.45am until 3.45pm (7 hours)
Introduction to Zoo Keeping experience finishes at 1.30pm (condensed version)



The Keeper for a Day experience is available all year around on Monday – Fridays (apart from Christmas Day, New Year's Day and bank holidays)
Introduction / half day version is on Wednesdays in 2013 only


Current availability:

We have good availability from December onwards



ZSL London Zoo is located in the north east corner of Regent’s Park


More information:

Visit our frequently asked questions

Read terms and conditions

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