An experience not to be missed!

Go behind-the-scenes with a Face2Face encounter and meet some of our animals!* 

For only $25* per person form that special bond that comes from meeting a wild animal face to face and know that 10% of the encounter fee will help endangered animals in the wild through the Hamilton Zoo Conservation Fund.

Reptile Face2Face is just $5* per person, for a limited time.

* Normal Zoo entry charge still applies
** Maximum of 10 people per encounter per day

Tickets can only be purchased on the day and spaces are limited. There is heavy demand during the holiday period, so arrive early to secure a place. Daily encounters are subject to change without prior notice.


We aim to keep you and the animals safe so please adhere to all keeper safety instructions while on your Face2Face encounter. In some circumstances you may have your shoes sprayed with disinfectant and wash your hands upon leaving an animal enclosure.  

If you or any of your party are sick, we ask that you do not participate in encounters with lemurs or siamang gibbons until that person is better. As humans are also primates, illness can be passed between species.

Remember that these are wild animals, and their participation in encounters with humans on any given day is on their terms.

*Face2Face schedules and species are subject to change seasonally and depending on animal movements.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
11:30am Lemurs Reptile Lemurs Lemurs Reptile Lemurs Lemurs
12:00pm Giraffe   Giraffe Rhino Rhino    
12:30pm Rhino Rhino Rhino        
1:00pm   Siamang   Siamang Giraffe Rhino Rhino