• Advance purchase of date-specific general admission tickets is strongly encouraged; click here to purchase.
  • Guests with general admission tickets will need their ticket confirmation printed or barcodes displayed on a mobile device to enter the Zoo.

General admission tickets are available up to 14 tickets per order. If you are interested in 15 or more, at a discounted rate, you may purchase them on-site at the Zoo's box office.

Children under the age of 2 receive free admission but will still need tickets. Select "Infant (0-23 months)" when making your ticket purchase.

We can scan tickets either from your phone, another mobile device, or a printed ticket. A printed ticket is not necessary for admittance. If you have access to the confirmation email with attached tickets on your phone, or if you have your ticket barcodes saved in a mobile wallet such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay, we can scan your tickets directly from your phone.

If you’ve purchased tickets online and can’t find your confirmation email with your tickets, you have a few options. First, please search your spam or promotions folder for “lazoo”. If you locate the email in spam please mark the email as “Not Spam” so that you will receive all future email communications. If you don’t find the email in your spam folder, simply email [email protected] and provide your order number (shown on the web page after completing your purchase) or if you don’t have the order number, you may also provide your name and photo ID upon arrival at the Zoo.

If you have a valid general admission ticket, you may exchange it for a date-specific ticket by emailing [email protected]. Please allow three days to exchange your ticket.

We are sorry, but we cannot accommodate refunds. Please make sure you are able to attend prior to finalizing your purchase.

General admission tickets are available up to 14 tickets per order. If you are interested in 15 or more, at a discounted rate, you may purchase them on-site at the Zoo's box office.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last entry at is 3:45 p.m.

Please be aware that the animals start to go in for the night at 4 p.m.

Yes, re-entry is permitted with a valid hand stamp.


No, member reservations are not required at this time.  We continue to monitor and adhere to the guidance of public health officials, which may require us to reinstate reservations in the future.

Members will need to bring their current membership card/temporary card and photo ID for entry.

Yes, member guest passes are accepted at this time.


We offer a military discount for active and retired service members with valid military ID. The discount applies for up to 6 people per party (including the service member). Tickets must be purchased at the Zoo. This discount is not available online.

During this time, we are not accepting any discount coupons.

Reciprocal membership discounts are currently being honored. To receive discounted admission, present your valid reciprocal zoo or aquarium membership card at our Guest Services window.

No, at this time, the Los Angeles Zoo is not offering discounts for EBT cardholders.

Safety Measures

If you or a member of your party are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to the Zoo.

Face covering are recommended for all guests aged 2 and older in indoor and/or enclosed public settings and businesses, including the LAIR, retail stores, Zoo Grill, restrooms, and Safari Shuttle. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are recommended by the CDC to wear face coverings outside as well.

Yes, there are hand sanitizer stations located throughout the Zoo. We also recommend that you bring enough for your own use.

Guest Experience & Services

All parking is free until further notice.

All rentals (stroller, wheelchair, scooter) are available, on a first come, first served basis. Purchases must be made with a credit card. Strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters will be sanitized before and after each use.

Food and beverages are available for purchase in locations throughout the Zoo. Credit card sales are preferred.

Water fountains and vending machines are available.

You are welcome to bring your own food items if you like. Please refrain from bringing any glass, disposable straws, or alcoholic beverages.

The gift shops at the Zoo are open. Please be aware that face coverings are required for all guests aged 2 and older in the gift shops. You can also shop anytime at our online store.

The Los Angeles Zoo is closely monitoring the development of zoonotic diseases in the United States. For the health and welfare of the animals in our care, some habitats and experiences will remain closed or have restricted access to ensure physical distancing. Please see the list below. The majority of animal exhibits will be accessible to guests.


The activities and facilities that are unavailable until further notice include:*

  • Contact Yard at Muriel’s Ranch
  • Angela Collier World of Birds Theater and Show
  • Giraffe Feedings

*Subject to change without notice

Animal Safety

We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our animals and staff. Guests will have restricted access to animals considered at high risk. Because many of our exhibits allow close-up viewing of the animals, some areas will have barriers that keep guests at a greater viewing distance than usual. Staff are required to take enhanced safety precautions when working around animals at risk of contracting coronavirus.


The Zoo and Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association depend on ticket sales, membership sales, zoo visits, food and retail purchases during your zoo visit, and donations. Recent closures and restricted capacity have had a significant impact on our overall operating budget. Your support is critical as we continue our mission to connect people and wildlife and save animals from extinction. Visit our donate page to help.