This BRAND NEW experience will immerse you into the colourful world of the chameleon. Come and discover all there is to know about this incredible species.
Have you ever wondered why a chameleon changes colour or how they are able to climb the tallest of trees? Come and discover these INCREDIBLE reptiles!
One of our reptile keepers will take you on a journey through the Tropical Realm, a warm and immersive habitat home to species such as Parson’s chameleon, collard iguana and South Eastern girdled lizard! Learn all about their daily routine from the tasty grubs they eat to their favourite hangouts.
You’ll get the chance to feed the chameleon and watch it gobble up its bugs – yum! You’ll be amazed by their long, sticky tongues which are twice the length of their bodies! Learn about the realities of life in the wild and what we do at Chester Zoo to replicate their wet and humid Madagascan climate, as well as the work we do in the field to protect these species from extinction.
There will be lots of opportunities for photos and questions along the way and you’ll also leave with an exclusive gift, an experience certificate and memories to last a lifetime!
Will last approximately 45 mins with approximately 20 mins spent with the animals.
The chance to meet and feed our chameleons in their shared habitat in the Tropical Realm.
The opportunity to learn about these animals and their natural habitats in Madagascar as well as ask our keepers any questions you may have.
Exclusive gift and experience certificate.
Terms and conditions
Experience includes admission for the participant only.
The Experience is available for adults and children over the age of 11 years old; however children between the ages of 11 to 15 years old must be accompanied into the zoo by a spectating parent or guardian paying normal zoo admission (1 adult per 1 child).
Please ensure you bring a bottle of water with you, which can be filled up in Expedition HQ. The Chameleon habitat is warm.
Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies; and immunocompromised individuals.
Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved – contact Chester Zoo before purchasing.
Maximum of 2 people per experience.
Available all year round.
COVID safety requirements
Face masks are mandatory for all participants even those who are medically exempt. All participants MUST wear a dark coloured face mask.
All guests’ hands must be washed/sanitised prior to starting and after an experience.
All guests within proximity to our animals must also wear protective gloves which shall be provided.
Social distancing must always be adhered to by guests when in proximity of staff and other guests.
Limited capacities have been introduced to all experiences to ensure social distancing can be maintained for the safety of our animals, visitors and staff.
Unfortunately the keepers will be unable to take photographs for you during the experience with your own devices, but when the keepers say it is safe to do so you are more than welcome to take some yourself.
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