Animal Encounters and Experiences at private events

Animal Encounters

Animal encounters are a great addition to any event, they can be booked for both daytime and evening events and provide a unique opportunity giving your guests a truly unforgettable experience. Surprise your guests during a refreshment or catering break or welcome guests on arrival. Lasting between 20-30 minutes, each encounter arrives with its keeper ready to answer any questions you may have. Animal encounters start from £250 per animal. Please note that animal encounters can only be booked when having a private event at the zoo. 

Animal encounters at private events

Animal Experiences

Alternatively animal experiences can be arranged for smaller groups allowing guests to visit an animal enclosure for a unique interactive activity lasting 25-35 minutes. Feed the giraffes, penguins, lemurs or meerkats or for the bravest groups the newest creepy crawly experience allows you to get closer than you could ever have imagined to stick insects, hissing cockroaches, giant African land snails and red kneed spiders.

Meet the Giraffes

Guest Speaker
We can source experts in the field to talk about anything from tiger conservation or gorilla breeding programmes, to include the history of ZSL London Zoo and our effect on the zoological world since 1826. 
Guest speakers from £250

Tour Guide 
Looking to make the most out of your one hour complimentary zoo pass? Our expert tour guides will take your guests on a meaningful and fun animal adventure. 
Tour Guides from £200

Please note we will always aim to book your first choice but due to animal welfare and seasonal schedules this may not always be possible, in such instances we will find a suitable replacement. Please speak to your event coordinator with reference to which animals will be available at the time of your event.

All prices are subject to VAT

Contact Us

Please get in touch with one of our friendly and helpful events coordinators for further information.

You can ring the team on 0207 449 6562, email or fill in the Venue Hire Information Request form.