Discover what happens behind the scenes of our Reptile and Amphibian House, where our experienced staff can reveal the rare and precious species that Durrell works with. This experience will last for 45 minutes. 
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During your ‘Encounter’ you will: 
  • View animals that are off limits to the public
  • Hear personal insights into the lives of our reptiles and amphibians from our experienced and passionate keepers
  • Have exclusive photo opportunities 
  • Find out about Durrell’s mission to save species from extinction
These amazing experiences are only available for a limited number of days each month, so we advise booking early. You can make a group or individual booking. To check availability in advance, or to book after completing your purchase, please email or call 01534 860052

Please note: 

  • This experience takes place at Jersey Zoo, Channel Islands 
  • Members are eligible for a 10% discount on Animal Experience purchases. To claim your discount please purchase your experience by phone by calling the Experiences team on 01534 860052 
  • Each £60 payment is for one person and includes admission to the zoo 
  • This encounter lasts for 45 minutes  
  • This tour has a maximum capacity of 4 people per session 
  • This tour is suitable for children aged 10 and over 
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who also has a paid experience ticket  
  • Please book 4 to 6 weeks in advance 
  • Your visit may be altered at short notice should animal welfare concerns be raised  
  • Animal handling is not permitted, proximity to animals is at the keeper’s discretion on the day  
  • Cancellation with fewer than 7 days' notice will incur a 100% cancellation fee  
  • We may use the details you enter during the purchasing process to contact you about the experience afterwards  
  • This package is valid for 12 calendar months from the date of purchase  
  • Please contact us before booking if you have any medical conditions or disabilities, so we can discuss how we can best accommodate you 
  • Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality this cannot always be achieved.  Please contact the team at for advice before purchasing any of our experiences