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See animals in a different light at Rainforest Life, ZSL London Zoo’s exciting indoor exhibit - including an amazing noctural experience.

Enter London’s only living rainforest where you can come face to face with a variety of amazing rainforest species including monkeys, sloth, bats and tamandua.

Then step out of the light and into the ‘Night Life’ area, where you’ll discover the bats, rats and nocturnal wonders who make the dark their home.

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Meet the Rainforest at ZSL London ZooMeet the Monkeys, Rainforest Experience 

Enter our living rainforest and meet our monkeys (and maybe spot a sleepy sloth!)

£54 per person

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

Your experience

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


What to expect on the day

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

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

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

Know Before You Book Meet the Monkeys

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

  • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Participants must be 6 years of age or older 
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult guardian – each adult must also have a valid Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the Rainforest enclosure free of charge but will not participate in the experience. Carers will need to get a carer ticket. Please call 0344 225 1826
  • Unfortunately wheelchair access is not available for this experience and guests must have good mobility 
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience
  • The experience takes place indoors so is not affected by weather
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time, we advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • 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. 



  • Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest takes place at 2pm, Monday – Sunday all year round


  • £54 per person

Please note: ZSL members receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org

How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest as a gift voucher. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone.  

2018 Dates and Prices


Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest takes place at 2:00pm, Monday – Sunday all year round

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£54 per person

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

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