Roaring Nights

Roaring ’80s Night at the L.A. Zoo (21+)
Friday, June 16, 6–10 p.m.
$25 Nonmembers
$20 Members

Our wildly popular Roaring Nights series returns in 2023 for one night only with a totally tubular ’80s theme. It’s the 21-and-over way to do the Zoo, with three dance areas, animal experiences, tasty food and beverages, and more. ’80s fashions are strongly encouraged!


  • Live music with high-energy ‘80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack at the Zoo’s Treetops Terrace
  • A DJ dance party adjacent to Rainforest of the Americas with MC Jay
  • An immersive silent disco experience in Elephant Circle
  • The chance to explore the Zoo after hours
  • Special feedings of some of your favorite animals
  • L.A.’s best food trucks
  • Full bars, Insta-worthy photo ops, and more!

Special Feeding Schedule

Jaguar feeding at Roaring Nights

6:15 p.m. – Harbor Seal
6:30 p.m. – Alligator
6:45 p.m. – Gorilla
7:00 p.m. – Elephant
7:00 p.m. – Giant River Otter
7:15 p.m. – Orangutan
7:15 p.m. – Tiger
7:30 p.m. – Jaguar
7:30 p.m. – Zebra
7:45 p.m. – Komodo Dragon
7:45 p.m. – Mountain Tapir
8:30 p.m. – LAIR

NOTE: Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Outside food and beverages, backpacks, coolers, and oversized purses will not be permitted.

Only clear plastic bags smaller than 12”x12”x6” and non-clear wristlets/clutches no larger than 5”x8”x2” are permitted and are subject to search.

During evening events, animals are given access to their night quarters for their comfort. Therefore, most animals will not be on exhibit after 8 p.m. Valid ID is required to purchase alcohol. Free parking is available. Secure your ticket and avoid waiting in line by purchasing now.

Advance online ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets will also be available for at the Membership windows of the Zoo as early as 6 p.m. on the day of the event.

GLAZA Members must log in using their last name and member number to receive their discount. Not a member? Join today for the Roaring Nights admission discount and other great perks.