Visiting the Zoo

Rainforest of the Americas

General Admission Prices

Rates and fees are subject to change at anytime.

Adults (ages 13 - up): $18

Seniors (age 62 and up): $15

Children (ages 2 to 12): $13

Children (under 2): FREE

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Parking is FREE. (On select days throughout the year, the L.A. Zoo offers a Preferred Parking Program for a $5 fee, payable on-site [cash only]. The Preferred Parking Program operates on busy, peak attendance days including most holiday weekends and special events. On these days, limited free parking is available in designated areas.)

Military Discount

The Los Angeles Zoo offers a discount to active and retired military personnel and their immediate family (spouse and children). Please present a valid military ID at the time of ticket purchase and receive $3 off a regular adult admission and $2 off a regular child admission (ages 2-12). This  discount can not be combined with any other discount offer.

Group Discounts

If you'll be attending the Zoo with a party of 15 or more people, you can purchase group-rate tickets at the prices listed below.

You may purchase tickets at the gate on the day of your visit, download and return this pdf, or call (323) 644-4269.

  • Adults: $15 per person ($3 off regular admission)
  • Children (ages 2-12): $12 ($1 off regular admission)

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available to GLAZA members only, and are free for everyone eligible on your membership. For more information, call (323) 644-4244 or click here for upcoming dates.

L.A. Zoo/Aquarium of the Pacific Combo Ticket

Combo Ticket

Two Great Attractions, One Low Price!

Visit the Los Angeles Zoo and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach for one great price:

Adult: $36
Child: $25
Senior: $35

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the wonders of nature from the depths of the ocean to the plains of Africa for one great price. Less than an hour’s drive away, the Zoo and the Aquarium can both be visited in one day or on separate days.

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Combo Ticket




Monday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Closed on December 25

Please note that the Zoo starts putting animals in for the night at 4pm.

Ticket sales cease one hour prior to closing time.

Protect and Respect

Please do not feed the animals. All of the Zoo's animals need special diets to stay healthy and the wrong food can make them sick. Feeding the animals may result in removal from the Zoo.

On Zoo Grounds and Commercial Photography

The Los Angeles Zoo reserves the right to photograph, videotape, or film our visitors, on Zoo grounds, for self-promotional purposes. 

The commercial use of photographs, video, and film taken during your visit is strictly prohibited without the written consent of the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Indian Rhino Encounter

Indian Rhino Encounter

Come meet Randa, our beloved Indian Rhino, up close and personal! The Indian Rhino Encounter includes a behind the scenes direct contact opportunity for participants that may include touching and feeding an Indian Rhinoceros.

The Indian Rhino Encounter is available every Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays at 1pm (separate fee required).

  • General visitors may purchase tickets on site at any Admissions Ticket Window.
  • Zoo Members may purchase tickets onsite at Admissions Window #11.
  • The minimum age requirement is four years old.  All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All participants must sign the Waiver and Release of Claims included on the e-ticket.

Purchase your tickets early as the Encounter is limited to 25 participants and sold on a first-come, first-served basis!

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