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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo’s...more
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5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
+1 323-644-4200
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked tickets online via their site and had booking confirmation which was not honoured at the gate. We then had to buy tickets again for 4 people - not happy as the response from management was basically bad luck. Seeing animals is pretty upsetting with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kaz h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 adults enjoyed our visit as we were able to see a selection of animals not native to our home country (Australia). Entry price is reasonable Access by public transport was disappointing We had to Uber from Hollywood. We always visit zoos...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lordy39
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Zoo at night too see the Christmas show and ir was beautiful, the really work to have everything in the perfect place, the light are amazing, we spent hours in there, the security people is not very friendly but the rest of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank juandiego2311
Reviewed 1 week ago

In short, we were happy with our $21/person experience. We saw many animals, had good views and enjoyed the walk. We covered the whole zoo (no shows or botanical gardens) in a few hours. However, for the second largest city in the United States, I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jessepisors
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took the two grandkids (2 yrs and 6 months) to see the animals and had a great time. The two year old loved feeding the giraffes. A bit costly charging $5 to give her 3 small tree twigs with some leaves...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tb004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All animals at the zoo looked well taking care of, they all were beautiful, amazing giraffes and zebras, they have enough space for themselves. Feeding the giraffes is a unique experience. On the other hand I think food was pricy and not good.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank andregmera
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Pasadena for the Parade of Roses and was looking for a family friendly way to spend NYE and this was it! The NYE party is extra but just what we were looking for. The buffet included steak, turkey, asparagus a kids buffet (burgers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ITravl4Fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is ok and an enjoyable enough day out.... but it could be so much better. Some of the enclosures were empty, other areas were smelly and dirty (notwithstanding that is to be expected around animals). It felt unloved and tired. I can think...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank egnorth8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable day at the zoo. Take your time strolling though the exhibits. Consider getting a shuttle pass ($5/adult, $2/seniors) which has multiple stops around the perimeter, limiting the need to walk. Restaurants have vegetarian options, and typically a small selection of beer and wine. An...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RealDoubleM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible experience! Commercials on TV say it's the best Holiday Lights show, and there were very lights dedicated to Christmas! There were lots of lights hanging from trees and such, but very few related to the Holidays; not even Holiday music was playing. I felt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
SD zoo is great I would say if you are coming over from England you should visit San Diego. Also look at the Beaches and San Juan Capistrano
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Response from tshep42 | Reviewed this property |
It was just my wife and i and I believe we spent the better part of 4 hours there, including doing the hippo experience. I agree with Chloe that the paths are very zig-zaggy so it's hard to know if you saw everything, but I... More