Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Home to more than 2,200 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 270 different species, many of which are endangered.

Popular exhibits include Rainforest of the Americas, Elephants of Asia, Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, and The Lair of amphibians and reptiles. See many unique animals like the Tomistoma (a Southeast Asian crocodilian with a long narrow snout), Bornean Orangutan, Harpy Eagle, and the highly venomous Gaboon Viper.

The zoo offers special experiences throughout the year, camps, classes, and guided tours for members.

🐥 Cheap! Cheap! Alert

  • LA Public Library cardholders can visit the Discover & Go website for free L.A. Zoo admission for up to four people. Restrictions apply.
  • Are you a member of another zoo or aquarium? Check their reciprocal list and see if you qualify for a reciprocal discount (50% off). Photo ID and valid membership card from reciprocal institution required. Reciprocal discounts are only available at the Zoo’s box office.


Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200