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

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Meet the Rainforest at ZSL London ZooDue to operational and staff changes precipitated by COVID-19, we are regrettably postponing our experiences until further notice.

We understand that this is disappointing, but we would like to reassure you that all postponed experiences at ZSL London Zoo can be rearranged for a later date. We are currently offering rearrangements of bookings made up to 30 April. Any bookings made after this date will be reviewed as we continue to act on the advice of the Government. Thank you for your understanding.  


Meet the Monkeys, Rainforest Experience 

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

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:

  • 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. 
  • The experience takes place indoors so is not affected by weather
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate in our Meet the Animals experiences. 
  • Tickets are for personal use only and may not be sold on. 
  • 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.
  • Accompanying carers will be given access to the enclosure free of charge. Free Carer tickets must be obtained in advance and can be purchased over the phone only. Please call 0344 225 1826 to book.
  • Please arrive on time to ensure that you are present for the health and safety briefing. 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 daily


  • £54 per person

Purchase a gift voucher through our online shop!

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. Buy a voucher bundle for two people to receive 15% off!

2020 Dates and Prices


Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest takes place at 2:00 pm daily

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£54 per person

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

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