Welcome to Perth Zoo

All visitors aged 12 years and over participating in a Close Encounter will be required to wear a face mask. This precautionary biosecurity measure is based on best practice veterinary advice, your cooperation helps to keep our animals safe and healthy!

​This concise but full animal encounter is designed for the short attention spans of younger kids.

Get (gently) hands-on with a python, find out why nature needs dragons, and see how much our slowest scaly mate just loves his greens!

You’ll accompany Zoo staff into the Zoo’s special ‘Discovery Yard’ to meet these reptiles – an area not normally open to the general public. So you’ll have it all to yourself…and your mates.


Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.

15 minutes
Entry Fee
Not Included
Maximum Group Size
12 people
Minimum Age
0 years
Important information
Children aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder (16+). Children under two can attend this experience for free.

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