Meet the Monkeys at ZSL London Zoo

Take part in our Meet the Monkeys, Rainforest Experience! Enter our living rainforest and meet our monkeys (and maybe spot a sleepy sloth!). 

We are excited to be safely reopening this experience, with added safety measures in place.

An expert zookeeper will guide you onto the rainforest floor to feed the monkeys and see what other species you can spot including sloths, tortoises and bats!

Your experience

  • Meet and feed our monkeys in Rainforest Life
  • Discover more about the amazing species that call Rainforest Life home
  • Opportunity to ask our zookeeper questions about our rainforest residents
  • Kept to a maximum of four participants so you get quality time with the monkeys and zookeeper


What to expect on the day

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our friendly zookeeper who will then take you inside the Rainforest Life exhibit to the rainforest floor.  You will then help our zookeeper feed the monkeys whilst learning more about all the different species that call our living rainforest home, including red titi monkeys, sloths, bats and tamanduas.

There will be a maximum of four people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the monkeys and zookeeper.

Tip: You will have plenty of opportunity to take some fantastic photographs so don’t forget to bring your camera!  

To protect our animals, staff and visitors, we will require all participants on this experience to wear masks, gloves and show a NHS COVID-19 vaccination certificate on arrival. We will provide hand sanitiser for all participants before you begin your experience and gloves to wear throughout. Please do not visit the Zoo if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this, please contact our customer support team on 0344 225 1826 or by emailing experienceenquiries@zsl.org

Exemptions will need to provide a negative PCR or lateral flow test result taken within 48 hours before arriving at the Zoo, and may be asked to maintain a greater distance from the animals while staff will be on hand to help handle food where needed.

Meet the Monkeys

Things to know before you book

Important information before booking your Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest experience:

  • Children must be at least 6 years of age and be accompanied by an adult who must also purchase a Meet the Monkeys experience ticket. There must be no more than 2 children per adult. 
  • General admission is not included and must be purchased separately.
  • You must wear appropriate closed toe footwear for the experience. 
  • Masks and gloves must be worn on this experience, including children under 11 years old. You will also be asked to wash your hands with hand sanitiser before commencing the feed. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any exceptions to this requirement. If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this, please contact our Supporter Contact team on 0344 225 1826 or by emailing experienceenquiries@zsl.org
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate in our Meet the Animals experiences. 
  • For participants with a disability or learning difficulty, please contact on experienceenquiries@zsl.org for advice before purchasing any of our experiences.
  • Unfortunately, wheelchair access is not available for this experience.
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.

Please note that admission to ZSL London Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. 


Availability

  • Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest takes place at 2pm daily from April to September, and Thursdays-Mondays from October-March
  • Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Simply click on the 'Book Now' link below and select 'Gift Tickets' to purchase.


Price

  • £54 per person

Gold members, patrons, and fellows receive 10% discount on this experience. Simply login using your member account and your discount will be automatically applied.

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Dates and Prices

Dates

Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest takes place at 2:00 pm on selected days.

Dates for this experience are currently being released each week, a fortnight in advance. Please check closer to the date of your intended visit for availability on this experience.

Please read the terms and conditions below before booking. Children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by an adult who also has a Meet the Monkeys ticket.

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Price

£54 per person

Gold members, patrons, and fellows receive a 10% discount on our experiences.

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