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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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We love going to the LA Zoo Lights show at the Zoo. Took the whole family and everybody had a great time. Going to the Zoo at night is a totally different experience that during the day. Many animal exhibits were understandably closed to the...More
It's Christmas time, though several other observances have horned in and so everything is simply made for the "holidays" now. The blurb on the LA Zoo Lights is that it's "L.A.'s Brightest Holiday Tradition" (from zoo map/guide). I remember when you used to be able...More
I loved this zoo! It was nice! And big! It seems 2 take the whole day that the zoo is open 2 look @ all the animals. About 7 hours. But weirdly enough, it seems like I saw more animals @ the Denver Zoo when...More
We were at the zoo for a school field trip. We had docent-led tours which were fantastic. The docent told us the names of the animals, stories about how they came to be at the zoo. I think we saw more animals and learned more...More
Hi All, Important to note that this is an evening out that is very different than most. It features constant Lighting demonstrations throughout the Park and a few quickie shows that are different and fun from "Splashes of Light" Water and Laser show, Twinkle Tunnel...More
This is the first time I have been to this zoo. I have been to the SD Zoo Wild Animal park more times than I can remember and the Zoo in Washington DC as a comparison.
I was not expecting much as I have found...More
Very nice zoo - a gem in a large city. Reasonable admission, wide variety of animals (though a bit heavy on birds), attractive grounds, wide walkways, clean restrooms, plenty of water fountains. We visited in November so temperatures were comfortable. Signage directing you to various...More
Great zoo, especially for kids. Great attractions and decent food. Parking is free, with plenty of space. The nearby Gene Autry Museum, across the zoo parking lot, is worth seeing too. If you really love zoos, check out the San Diego zoo, which is considered...More
I went on a Sunday when it was Boo at the Zoo! The children were fun to watch in their costumes collecting candy. They got a bag and candy as they came in. I think adults did also!
The line was long at noon! There...More
I visited during the Halloween celebration and it's a great place to go for young children. The Zoo Halloween celebration: "Boo At The Zoo" allows children to participate in an interactive stage play and take pictures in a pumpkin patch.
Avoid going during the midday...More
Date of experience: October 2018
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018
Thank you for visiting us! Also, thank you for review and tips for others. Have a great day.
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
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 believe we did. It is also built on the side of a hill so it can be slow slogging getting to the top and walked down. We did take the train but I'm not convinced that saved us much time. Eating was fairly quick at the restaurants, even at rush hour.