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Shows & Activities

Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for everyone to enjoy the Zoo and connect with nature and wildlife. For the health and safety of our guests and the animals, some exhibits and programming may be unavailable. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

Ongoing Activities

While you’re at the Zoo, hop aboard our tram for a quick trip from one end of the park to the other. You can get on and off at six different stops as often as you like during your visit.

Featuring 64 unique hand-carved wooden figures and a universally accessible standing chariot, the carousel is located next to Treetops Terrace.

This refreshed and reimagined free-flight presentation features impressive displays of natural behavior and close up views of some of the L.A. Zoo’s most colorful residents.

Upcoming Shows & Activities

Boy with binoculars enjoy Bird Watching at the LA Zoo.
Shows & Activities

Birding

10 am. Aviary. Using our binoculars and guide, spot some of the Zoo’s most colorful birds.

Young people take a moment to reflect in a Nature Journaling activity.
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Nature Journaling

2pm. Australia House. Decorate a recycled journal and make observations about your surroundings with this nature journaling activity.

LA Zoo gorilla and onlookers during Gorilla Family Time.
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Gorilla Family Time

11 a.m. Gorilla Habitat. Enjoy late-morning quality time with gorillas as Zoo staff chat about gorilla family dynamics.

Children enjoy playing in nature at the LA Zoo Play Park.
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Nature Play

11 a.m. Visit the Play Park and participate in nature-themed activities, games, and crafts. 

Chimpanzees at the Troop Talk event.
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Troop Talk

12:45 p.m. Daily. Join this free, on-microphone talk at the Chimpanzee habitat about troop dynamics.

Bird Show at the LA Zoo with a colorful parrot.
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World of Birds Show

12 pm. Angela Collier World of Birds Theater. This popular, free-flight bird presentation features impressive displays of natural behavior.

Condor spotting at the LA Zoo for people of all ages to view the spectacular birds.
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Condor Spotting

12:30 p.m. Across from Bird Show Theater. Get a closer look at the L.A. Zoo’s California condors through spotting scopes

Condor spotting at the LA Zoo for people of all ages to view the spectacular birds.
Shows & Activities

Condor Spotting

12:30 p.m. Across from Bird Show Theater. Get a closer look at the L.A. Zoo’s California condors through spotting scopes

Reading to kids in Play Park at LA Zoo Story Time.
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Story Time

11 a.m. Play Park. Gather around for animal or nature-inspired children’s books readings in the shade of the Play Park.