Member Events & Tours

Elevate your visit to the Zoo with a member tour. These specially designed small group docent led tours offer you a unique look at the Zoo. Some of the tours even begin before the Zoo opens! These special experiences are fantastic for animal enthusiasts, children and adults. We hope to welcome you soon.

ABOUT Registration

  • Zoo tours and walks are free to GLAZA members at all levels. Reservations are required and space is limited.
  • You will need to verify your membership by providing your member number and the last name of the primary member on your membership card.
  • If you have problems making a reservation please email [email protected] for assistance.

Docent-Led Member Tours & Walks

Member Garden Walk: Palms in Paradise

Saturday, February 11, 9-11 a.m.

California Dreaming! Join us for some California dreaming as we wander among the many species of palm trees found in the L.A. Zoo and throughout Southern California. Palm trees represent a tropical paradise. They are an iconic symbol of Los Angeles, but only one palm tree is actually a California native! Learn about our only native palm and explore palms from around the world including jelly palms from Brazil, lady palms from China, toddy palms from India, king palms from Australia, and blue palms from Mexico. Sorry, umbrella drink not included!

Early Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, February 18, 8-10 a.m.

This early-morning wild bird walk is a citizen science conservation project, coinciding with the Great Backyard Bird Count, a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and Birds Canada. All birds seen on the walk will be uploaded to Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology via eBird, providing ornithologists other scientists and researchers real-time data of bird distribution and abundance. Don’t miss your chance to take part as a citizen scientist with fellow Zoo members.

Member Tour

Saturday, March 18, 10:30–11:30 A.M.

Welcome to Water World! Some animals spend their entire lives under water, while others almost never see (or drink) water at all. From breathing through gills to breathing through skin to always having one hemisphere of their brain “awake” so they remember to breathe—aquatic animals have evolved some amazing adaptations! How many species are born with natural snorkels? How do alligators and fish sense changes and movement in water? What bugs carry a bubble of air on their rump? And which cats love to swim? Come take a walk with other members as we reveal these answers and so much more.