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Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
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+1 323-644-4200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The...

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 botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants.

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nice for kids

really nice for kids, have lots of activities but in the morning and my girls never get up so we have missed it the 2 times we have been there. Animals seems well taken care. must... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

L.A. Zoo Lights is a seasonal evening event at the LA Zoo. They have a designated part of the zoo where there are decorative lights and displays to check out. The only animals you really get to see are the reindeer in which you can also have a photo opp with! There is also an area with reptiles for viewing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go in the evening to view the lights at the zoo. The animals are asleep but the lights turn on for a magical fantasy evening. Stroll through different themes and canopies of lights and watch the lights synchronized to music. Unlike lights you will see anywhere else. Perfect for a family with kids of all ages or a romantic evening... More 

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northridge, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of the cooler temps to visit the zoo and were very happy to see all the animals out and about. This is a great time to take pictures if you like photography as well. We went on a very crowded day - we arrived about an hour after the zoo opened and parked in one of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the zoom whilst visiting la and was very impressed with the animals and the way the zoo is arranged. It a very nice interesting walk. It's a great place to take the kids.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice for kids, have lots of activities but in the morning and my girls never get up so we have missed it the 2 times we have been there. Animals seems well taken care. must take food for kids unless you want the un healthy fast food. but they let big coolers so best is to set up a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids to see the lights at the Zoo and I was kind of disppointed. For the price it cost to enter, I expected more. Especially since we had to pick a time. I thought there was going to be a show or something. For the price of admission, they should've thrown in tickets to come back within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The LA zoo is a great place for everyone. Lots of beautiful grounds to walk around and enjoy. A lot of activity for the animals. The staff give them something different to encourage them to play and interact for visitors. Handicap friendly. A lot of parking.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The LA Zoo is huge in term of landscape, has a variety of species, and very good gift shops. Yet, the huge area could be a negative point about it, long walks and it feels like some part of the area is not necessarily used properly. I had to spend two hours of walking, with a 5 years old kid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Having planned to spend a day at Universal Studios and failing to get a ticket it was suggested we didn't waste the drive and go to the zoo. My cousin, who is local, hadn't been there since he was a kid and told us not to expect too much. However we were very pleasantly surprised. The entry cost was very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting this zoo with my husband. Got to the zoo just before the opening time where a line had already formed to get into the zoo. Ticket prices are good for a zoo and significantly cheaper than some other attractions in the LA area. The Christmas decorations and lights are a great festive addition to... More 

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