Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles, CA

Where are we going?

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
4771 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles

323 644 4200

What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $20

Children: $15 (Ages 2 to 12)

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

10am to 5pm daily

Closed Christmas Day. Open rest of year


Any top tips?

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.

I’m Hungry!

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.

Healthy Eating

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

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