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Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles, CA

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 4771 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA How do we get there? Number: 323 644 4200
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Who loves animals? The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens certainly do, so why not visit for a day of animal fun! They have over 1,100 amazing animals, that represent more than 250 species from all across the world. Kids will have a great time coming face to face with some amazing creatures, and learning all about them.

At the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens - the world comes to them!

If you like the scaly kind, the zoo has a host of reptiles to explore, from snakes, lizards, and even alligators. There are amphibians, and fish, and even invertebrates, including scorpions, hissing cockroaches, and even tarantulas!

But what would a zoo be without those grand, magical, weird and wonderful mammals? Kids can experience the giant anteater, or learn what the Babirusa is. There are cheeky chimpanzees, majestic rhinos and even the grand lion.

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens are SO much more than just watching animals in enclosures. There are incredible displays, from the Rainforest of the Americas where you can explore each layer of the forest, and meet the various species that live in each, and the Elephants of Asia enclosure where you can learn all about the struggle and importance of those incredible creatures.

Let's not forget about the botanical gardens. Here the whole family can learn about the vital connections between the flora and the fauna. Plants are food, shade and life!

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens also have fun events throughout the year, so check what's on regularly to make sure you don't miss out, and they even offer birthday parties, so you can celebrate in animal style!

The animal fun starts here!

Activity location


Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.

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How much does it cost?






$17.00 (Ages 2 to 12)



Seniors $19.00


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2 years.


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Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens FAQ’s

They LOVE animals, so they have a commitment to conservation, including to protect the world's most endangered species. Your visit will help them help the animals!

The Zoo offers single and double strollers for rent

It's not just the animals that need feeding! For those rumbling tummies, the zoo have a host of foods to enjoy, including cookies, muffins, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, kids meals and refreshments. The restaurants are conveniently located throughout the Zoo.

The Zoo offers its Safari Shuttle (for an additional fee) that will bring you to different locations, but it is not a guided tour of exhibits. In order to see the exhibits you'll need to do some walking.

The Zoo's International Marketplace offers novelties, apparel, hats, toys, plush animals, jewellery, gifts, books, postcards, souvenirs, puzzles, videos, music, interior decorations and more. While the Zoo's Safari Station sells African artifacts, gifts, apparel, and novelties, as well as film, hats and sundries.

There is SO much to learn at the zoo! They have children's classes, camps, overnight experiences, and school programs. A great day out from the classroom!

The Zoo offers single and double strollers for rent

They have salads, kids meals and healthy options so enjoy!

They welcome ALL guests, so when you arrive you can pick up an accessibility map. Wheelchairs are available to rent, and they have accessible parking spots

Don't miss the presentations and keeper talks - make sure you check the schedule when you first arrive

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