Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    Alanna L.
    "New elephant exhibit is terrific."(6 Tips)
    Bonnie S.
    "left area from Giraffes are the servals"(3 Tips)
    Sunflowergrl A.
    "There was 3 elephants and a hippo."(3 Tips)
    "lazy animals and i didnt see any real action."(2 Tips)
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  • Michelle A.

    Nice clean zoo. It's a nice place to spend the day with the kids. Though, don't go when is extremely hot. You have to walk a lot and it's horrible when it's extremely hot. The zoo is quite big.

  • Staff Picks

    Transformed into a wonderland (without the winter), LA Zoo Lights brings live reindeers, Santa and dazzling displays to Los Angeles. Nov 27-Jan. 3, 6pm, $13-$16. Read more

    Staff Picks · 1 week ago
  • Faris A.

    We liked it and it worth the visit, but unfortunately it was an extremely hot summer day and most of the animals where inside their caves :(

    Faris Altorki · September 14
  • Abby F.

    Giraffes were awesome

    Abby Finkel · September 6
  • Pacific C.

    Our groups love going to the LA Zoo. Great for field trips and summer camps.

  • Nabil B.

    Nice zoo. Lots of fun. Nice day out

    Nabil Bazzari · April 20
  • Jenny V M.

    The animals in excellent conditions

    Jenny V Martinez R · March 19
  • Nina G.

    Amazing. We took lunch and had a nice little picnic.

    Nina Gonzalez · March 9
  • INDIA M.

    This place is so fun it's amazing but it's very hot and dangerous DONT PLAY ON THE BAMBOO.( I broke my arm )

    INDIA M. · March 5
  • Shanna S.

    Get in at least 3 hours prior to closing. They put the larger animals in an hour before closing.

    Shanna Scott · January 16
  • Vanessa R.

    The staff at the #LaZoo is so professional. This visit was so educational but fun! Kudos for hiring a knowledgeable staff.

    Vanessa Rickmon · January 10
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Get here by 10 before the crowd

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · December 31, 2014
  • Winnie K.

    LA Zoo Lights

    Winnie Khoo · December 21, 2014
  • Philip T.

    It's the LA Zoo. Look for some of their events!

    Philip Tam · December 19, 2014
  • Anwar E.

    Nice to be here.. But most of the animals are sleeping

    Anwar El Chamaa · December 8, 2014
  • Philip T.

    Gets pretty cold at night and definitely smells like a zoo. Much larger than you'd expect though, so be prepared to walk!

    Philip Tam · December 8, 2014
  • Elisabeth L.

    Come see the baby hippo!

    Elisabeth Longshore · November 12, 2014
  • Ryan P.

    Go during the middle of the week and you will have the place to yourself

    Ryan Palmer · November 6, 2014
  • Ryan P.

    Great place to wander around and get some quiet time.

    Ryan Palmer · November 6, 2014
  • DeeMagicGurl

    Drinks lots of water! Great walk and it's beautiful :)

    DeeMagicGurl · October 26, 2014
  • Talent B.

    Not a bad place to check out, especially when they have events during summer nights .. Drinks and good food trucks with live music while you walk the park ..

    Talent Branding · September 22, 2014
  • Melinda J.

    Free parking! Beer carts! Almonds!

    Melinda Jackson · August 24, 2014
  • Chad M.

    During the summer, KCRW presents Roaring Nights. No children allowed means an adult-only night in the park with your favorite food trucks, alcoholic beverages, and things that go bump in the night.

    Chad Miller · August 23, 2014
  • Jam F.

    This $42 million exhibit complex at the center of the zoo opened in 2010 and houses Asian elephants wildlife.LA Zoo is a 133-acre (54 ha) zoo founded in 1966 City of Los Angeles owns the entire zoo,

    Jam Flor · August 12, 2014
  • Nick T.

    Great place for families! My daughter loves the zoo!

    Nick Thompson · August 11, 2014
  • Ryan T.

    Reptile Lair and the primate sections are my favorite.

    Ryan Terry · August 11, 2014
  • Willie Z.

    I am always amazed at how wonderful this place is!!

    Willie Zea · August 6, 2014
  • Rachel Y.

    The beer and wine really help take the edge off the screaming children

    Rachel Youens · January 17, 2014
  • Desirea C.

    Dirty ugly place with sad excuses for animal habitats.

    Desirea Crawford · October 20, 2013
  • Charlie A.

    Best place to bring kids, get some outdoor exercise or have a stroll with a beer in hand. Yearly membership beats any gym or kids place fees.

    Charlie Aispuro · October 8, 2013
  • R W.

    If short on time or want to avoid a lot of hot walking Take shuttle for $2 a head to back of zoo and walk down to entrance. First shuttle stop/start is just past marketplaces 200 yards past entrance.

    R Williams · August 25, 2013
  • Diana A.

    This place seemed amazing from the enormous entrance sign but what a disappointment. We walked endlessly and didn't see much. Sign out front: beware of bees is true they are everywhere & will attack.

    Diana A · August 6, 2013
  • Jenny C.

    Worst zoo experience I ever had. Most of the exhibits were closed. Other exhibits were not laid out in a manner to where you could see the animals (I.e. tall grass and inclines)

    Jenny C · June 27, 2013
  • Sunflowergrl A.

    Today was the fundraiser. Therefore no vendors,food place closed, and guess what? There was 3 elephants and a hippo. Pretty sad now that a fundraiser is happening do we actually get to see the animals

    Sunflowergrl Akajanice · June 15, 2013
  • Dawnmarie F.

    Go when they first open. It's cooler and less crowded.

    Dawnmarie F. · March 28, 2013
  • LA Home & Style

    Zoo's exhibit are simply amazing plus try their churros stand.

    LA Home & Style · March 11, 2013
  • Erika R.

    Whoever said parking sucks is entirely incorrect... FREE parking (yes, free parking in LA) and a huge lot. Also the beer is only $5 (domestic) $6 (imported!) Reasonably priced food too! Or BYO picnic!

    Erika R · March 9, 2013
  • Christian B.

    Get a membership. Well worth it

    Christian Blue · March 3, 2013
  • Chad D.

    Buy tickets online the line is busy

    Chad Diamond · February 23, 2013
  • Gigi H.

    Rhino is called Rhonda and if you call her name you can see her ears twitch.

    Gigi Horton · October 27, 2012
  • Daytrippen.com

    Be at the gate when the zoo opens. Head to the back of the zoo and work your way forward. Try to see everything by noon and then head out as the mass of visitors comes pouring through the entrance.

    Daytrippen.com · August 24, 2012
  • Carrie P.

    They have a serious bee/trash problem- it's a health hazard. Not impressed and won't be back.

    Carrie Pash · August 16, 2012
  • Sara K.

    Sit on a bench with an ice cream and watch all the dirty looks you get from kids in strollers

    Sara Kate · July 3, 2012
  • Daniel H.

    Filthy, neglected and ill-maintained. Disappointing.

    Daniel H. · June 3, 2012
  • Gopal V.

    Parking on weekends is a pain in the ass!

    Gopal Venkatesan · May 27, 2012
  • Mike B.

    Don't feed the animals!

    Mike Bona · May 10, 2012
  • Erin A.

    Buy tix in advance online coz the line is Long. Ps parking sux

    Erin Alvarez · May 6, 2012
  • Alexis

    The LAIR is the newest exhibit at the zoo and well worth visiting!

    Alexis · April 23, 2012
  • Leilani B.

    Go early so you can catch the animals before it gets too warm. They'll likely be more active!

    Leilani Banks · April 16, 2012
  • Farrah M.

    Go during a weekday, parking is horrendous on weekends.

    Farrah Maglinte · March 12, 2012

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