Front entrance of the L.A. Zoo

Zoo Friday Nights Event Information

August 18, 2023, 6–9 p.m.

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Map of Zoo Friday Nights



Note: Food trucks will take last orders at 8:30 p.m.

  1. Zoo Grill: Full menu, with beer and soft drinks (open until 7:30 p.m.)
  2. Fork in the Road: Pizza, soft drinks, and Golden Road beer (open until 8:30 p.m.)
  3. Churro Factory: Churros and churro sundaes
  4. Treetops Terrace: Full bar and food trucks— Wetzel’s Pretzels, Border Grill
  5. Bird Show Theater Picnic Area: Canned cocktails and food trucks— Rice Balls of Fire, Border Grill, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Burnt to a Crisp Texas Smokehouse
  6. Elephant Circle: Canned beer, wine, soft drinks and Kona Ice food truck


  1. Throwback Dance Party (’80s and ’90s music) by DJ Johnny Hawkes in Elephant Circle
  2. Family Dance Party and Games with GEC Events in Treetops Terrace from 6 to 9 p.m.
  3. Shades of Blue at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. in the Bird Show Theater Picnic Area


  1. L.A. Care Station at Sea Life Cliffs
  2. The Scoop on Poop Education Station (6–9 p.m.) in Treetops Terrace
  3. Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel open until 8:30 p.m., $3 per person
  4. Fluttering Butterflies Education Station (6–9 p.m.) in the Bird Show Theater Picnic Area
  5. Neil Papiano Play Park open until 8 p.m.
  6. Member Appreciation Station (Member ID required)
  7. Costumed characters
  8. Conservation Council information table

NOTE: Winnick Family Children’s Zoo and the aviary are closed for the evening. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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