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Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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+1 323-644-4200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Very Large City Zoo In Griffith Park

The LA Zoo is spread out over a rolling hilly landscape in Griffith Park. The animal exhibits are really excellent and the docents and staff are very well informed if you ask them... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting our grandson in LA and just back from the zoo. Great day out! Although it may be a bit pricey for some ($55 for all of us) the up sides are free parking and you can bring in your own food/drinks. Large enough but not too large. Animals looked well and were quite lively. Saw the elephant show and... More 

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Pasadena
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This zoo is ok. I have visited it, at least 4 times, in the last year. If you have a family and live in the area, it is worth buying a pass. It is big and at times, the animal enclosures are not very close to each other. If people have difficulty walking, I would suggest using their tram (additional... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The LA Zoo is spread out over a rolling hilly landscape in Griffith Park. The animal exhibits are really excellent and the docents and staff are very well informed if you ask them questions. It is a massive zoo and walking around it is quite the workout. They do have a small train type shuttle for those who don't want... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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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