VIP Experiences

The ultimate experience from the Reptile Zoo!! Animal Encounters


We’re offering this for a limited time only in order to help us deal with the current covid-19 crisis which has forced us to close our doors.

We really need your support but want to give you back something in return. 



Option 1 – VIP Keeper Experience

What we give you;

  • to assist one of our dedicated Zoo Keepers as they care for some of our incredible animals
  • access to some of our off-show areas, where the public never get to see
  • the opportunity to help us feed some of your favorite species
  • learn what it’s really like to work in Ireland’s only Reptile Zoo            

Option 2 – VIP Tour Experience

What we give you;

  • a dedicated Zoo Keeper to guide you around our habitats
  • access to some of our off-show areas, where the public never get to see
  • personalised animal encounter session
  • the chance to take our giant tortoise out for a walk!


What you do for us;


  • helping to keep our animals fed and heated during these tough times
  • keeping the facility afloat and ready to open once everything has finally settled down
  • ensuring that we can continue the essential conservation work that this planet desperately needs

What to do next;

  • choose an option below
  • follow the payment link 
  • receive your confirmation email
  • once everything has returned to normal, make arrangements with us for a suitable date and time to avail of your experience

VIP Keeper Experience

VIP Tour Experience

There is no expiry date for your experience, and it is transferable so would make an incredible present for someone! 


Experiences last up to 4 hours.

VIP Tour Experiences must include at least one adult, and all other members of the group must be over 8 years old. 

VIP Keeper Experience individuals must be over 16 years old, and children accompanying adults must be 8 years or older.


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The National Reptile Zoo

Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, R95 KF6V.

Tel: 056 77 61783
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