We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (737)
All photos (737)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“bird show”(16 reviews)
“animals seem”(12 reviews)
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
Website
+1 323-644-4200
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Los Angeles
from $92.00
More Info
from $104.99
More Info
from $35.00
More Info
from $178.99
More Info
Reviews (896)
Filter reviews
765 results
Traveler rating
229
281
170
52
33
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
229
281
170
52
33
Show reviews that mention
All reviews elephant exhibit bird show animals seem wide variety of animals family membership up hill griffith park a great place to spend elephants reptiles tiger lair exhibits habitat carousel sheep hilly
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 765 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on the first sunny Sunday the area had seen in a week. Needless to say, it was CROWDED! Used the preferential parking (worth it – but not necessary). Take sunscreen, a hat (lots of direct sunlight), and a water bottle to refill. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Zoo in LA is great and it's even better in December because at night they open the zoo from like 6pm-9pm and I think you can find discount for the actually zoo during the day. Christmas time with Christmas lights around the exhibits and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Belliago37
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out with a nice variety of animals. Enclosures were large and seemed appropriate for the animals. Ate at the Gorilla Grill. Small selection of sandwiches but made to order burgers. Kids enjoyed the trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarylandNana4
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting! We hope you had a great day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in March 2019. Weather was great and it was somewhat crowded. We covered the zoo in about 4 hours. We were able to see many of the animals eating during our visit. We couldn’t believe how close we could get to the elephants...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 651kevinj
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It sounds like you had a great day! Did you know that you can feed our giraffes? For more information, please follow the link. https://www.lazoo.org/visit/showsandactivities/

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great zoo with lots of cool animals to see. Not the quickest place to get to and from on transit, especially on a Sunday...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ves2011
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a full day at the zoo, exploring every nook and cranny, and enjoyed it very much! This is a lovely zoo that’s enhanced by the botanical gardens throughout. We particularly enjoyed the impressive reptile and amphibian exhibits in the LAIR - a highlight...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jodi307
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us! It sounds like you had a great day.

Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Spent the day at the Los Angeles Zoo. Parking and ticketing was a breeze. Employees and volunteers were great, but were difficult to find when in need of help with exact directions to specific enclosures. Some of the restaurants were closed, but the one we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elizabeethan
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Los Angeles Zoo!

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

We love the zoo and purchase memberships for our extended family and ourselves every year. This review is for the tram driver from today’s ride. Someone called ‘captain’ Richard. We were waiting for the tram at one of the stops, there was an elderly gentleman...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Guide97742
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2019

Hello. We are so sorry that you experienced this while visiting the Zoo. We would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will be addressing your concerns immediately with staff. If you have any more questions or concerns please email...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

This zoo seems well kept and they are working on some enclosures. There were plenty of animals to see. No out of the ordinary animals. Some of the enclosures for the birds allowed for some close encounters. Over all the staff and volunteers were friendly....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Mnako
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2019

Thank you for coming. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I guess living in San Diego for many years you get spoiled with a world class zoo but with a large metropolitan city like LA you’d figured that they’d have a better facility (the Columbus Ohio zoo is better and it’s a much smaller city)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bulldog92
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 367 nearby hotels
Days Inn by Wyndham Glendale Los Angeles
875 reviews
1.26 miles away
Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Glendale
162 reviews
1.33 miles away
Victory Motel Inn
2 reviews
1.34 miles away
Jewel City Inn
5 reviews
1.43 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 12,153 nearby restaurants
Golden Road Brewing
178 reviews
.58 miles away
Pecos Bill's Bar-B-Q
28 reviews
1.12 miles away
Casa De Ramos
25 reviews
1.05 miles away
Cafe Bravo
28 reviews
1.16 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,276 nearby attractions
The Americana at Brand
458 reviews
1.58 miles away
Glendale Galleria
267 reviews
1.66 miles away
Glendale Centre Theatre
63 reviews
1.61 miles away
Alex Theatre
37 reviews
1.69 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
alaskanbound
December 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from kalrings | Reviewed this property |
I believe so...We saw a handful of wheelchairs being used there. It should be ADA accessible but you might not choose to do the entire zoo in one day
0
Votes
andrew p
July 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from 805lisag | 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
1
Vote
Limeiyu31
July 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
0
Votes