LA Zoo Lights Map & Guide

Please Note

  • No live animals will be viewable during L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow. Please refrain from shining light into any animal habitats, as it can disturb their sleep.
  • The L.A. Zoo Lights experience includes moments of loud music and flashing lights. Please be aware if you have photo or sensory sensitivity.
  • Exercise caution while walking through the Zoo at night. On behalf of yourself and your minor children, by entering this event you voluntarily assume all risks and danger incidental to visiting L.A. Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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From Our Sponsors

First 5 California

January 20, 21, and 22
Visit the First 5 California booth and pick up a book for the kids on the new Dragon Song campaign promoting children’s mental health that includes a fun and relaxing breathing technique.


January 21 and 22
Visit the SKECHERS booth to check out new footwear samples; participate in lawn games and receive coupons and swag.


LA Zoo Lights Map

Light Displays & Attractions

  1. California Condor Peak
  2. Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Creek
  3. Bird Watchers’ Way
  4. Animals Aglow Alligator
  5. Butterfly Garden
  6. Tiger Terrace
  7. Talking Macaws
  8. Sloth Forest
  9. Merry Meerkat Mob
  10. Flamingo Lane
  11. Lotus Flower Path
  12. Peacock Paradise
  13. Koala Grove
  14. Cherry Blossom Corridor
  15. Colorful Chameleon
  16. Andean Condor Ridge
  17. Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel—Open 6:30–9:15 p.m. Tickets are $3.
  18. Giraffe Tower
  19. Asian Elephant Parade
  20. Frog & Dragonfly Lagoon
  21. Pond Projections
  22. Lemurs of Madagascar
  23. Pronghorn of the Desert
  24. Zebra Savanna
  25. Zoopendous
  26. Twinkle Tunnel—Last entry at 9:45 p.m.

Lunar New Year Activities

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through January 22, enjoy a showcase of spectacular Chinese Cultural performances by Wushu Shaolin Entertainment in Treetops Terrace.

  • Dragon Dance Parade—6:30 p.m.
  • Chinese Dancers—7 p.m.
  • Lion Dance Performance—7:30 p.m.
  • Wushu Warriors Live—8 p.m.
  • Legend of the Dragon Show—8:30 p.m.
  • Legend of Mulan Show—9 p.m.
  • Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration—6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Wall of Well Wishes—6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Eats & Treats

Open nightly unless otherwise indicated. Closing times may vary.

  • Reggie’s Bistro—Hot chocolate, apple cider, and beer and wine
  • Zoo Grill—Full menu and assorted beers until 9:45 p.m.
  • Fork in the Road—Full menu and assorted beers, Friday–Sunday only
  • Churro Factory—Desserts, hot chocolate, and soft drinks until 9:45 pm.
  • Full Bar (near Sweet Treats)—Friday and Saturday nights
  • Hot chocolate stands (Eucalyptus Grove, near Flamingo Lane, near Rainforest of the Americas)
  • Food trucks (Treetops Terrace)—Café Vietnam and Rice Balls of Fire, Friday–Sunday only, subject to change without notice

Gifts & Goodies

Open nightly

  • International Marketplace
  • Safari Station

Photo Ops

  • Rainbow Wings—At International Marketplace
  • Shimmering Swings—In Eucalyptus Grove
  • Kaleidoscope—In Eucalyptus Grove (Note: In the event of rain, this attraction will be closed.)
  • Photo Frames—At Elephant Circle
  • Chinese Lanterns—At Treetops Terrace

Photo Safari

Commemorate your visit with a professional group photo with our Animals Aglow Alligator (see map). Additional purchase required. Prices vary by photo package. No personal photos or videos, please.

Specially Ticketed VIP Experience

Enjoy the ultimate adults-only L.A. Zoo Lights experience with our Lunar New Year-themed Happy Hour (21+) on January 12. Tickets available online only.

Photo & Media Policy

The L.A. Zoo reserves the right to photograph or film our visitors on Zoo grounds for self-promotional purposes. The commercial use of photographs and video taken during your visit is strictly prohibited without the express consent of the L.A. Zoo.

Media inquiries should be directed to Ashley Rodgers from GLAZA PR at [email protected]. Any media interviews must be arranged and approved prior to the event. Not following this policy as well as the Zoo’s code of conduct will result in being ejected from Zoo grounds. 

Where Are the Animals?

The L.A. Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. While our nighttime holiday experience showcases light animals, rather than their real counterparts, each ticket purchase supports our mission to inspire appreciation for wildlife and safeguard species and habitats around the world. We invite you to enjoy your visit tonight and return for a daytime visit soon to see the rich diversity of animals at the Zoo.

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