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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

Kids dancing outside the LA Zoo
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Zoo Block Party

Show off your best moves, play games, and listen to music at the weekend Zoo Block Party!

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

Enjoy late-morning quality time with gorillas as LA Zoo staff chat about gorilla family dynamics.

Boy with binoculars enjoy Bird Watching at the LA Zoo.
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Using our binoculars and guide, spot some of the LA Zoo’s most colorful birds.

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

The free-flight bird presentation is one of the most popular shows and features impressive displays of natural behavior.

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

Decorate a recycled journal and make observations about your surroundings with the LA Zoo's Nature Journaling activity.

Little girls draws during Chalk Talk time at the LA Zoo.
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Chalk Art

Express your colorful creativity by drawing nature-inspired chalk art at the LA Zoo.

Chimpanzees at the Troop Talk event.
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Troop Talk

Join this free, on-microphone talk at the Chimpanzee habitat about troop dynamics.

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

Get a closer look at the LA Zoo’s California Condors through spotting scopes and binoculars.

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

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