Go WILD FOR THE PLANET At L.A. Zoo From Earth Day To Endangered Species DayGo WILD FOR THE PLANET At L.A. Zoo From Earth Day To Endangered Species Day
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Los Angeles Zoo's annual WILD FOR THE PLANET celebration kicks off on Earth Day weekend, Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 4 pm, and runs through Endangered Species Day today, May 18, 2018. On weekends, the event features animal feedings, keeper talks and demonstrations; a conservation-themed aerialist show, puppet shows and other activities, fun and information focusing on the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures. In honor of international Year of the Bird, this year's Wild for the Planet spotlights native plants and other plant species that support local birds and highlights the Zoo's bird conservation achievements with five bird gardens throughout the grounds. Adults and youngsters can enjoy a day at the Zoo, home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered, with special opportunities, entertainment, information and tips about everyday ways to sustain and preserve. All activities are free with paid Zoo admission. The full Wild for the Planet schedule is available at www.lazoo.org/wildfortheplanet (more...)

Rock Royalty Nancy Wilson, Liv Warfield, Slash to Headline LA Zoo Beastly Ball Concert for ConservationRock Royalty Nancy Wilson, Liv Warfield, Slash to Headline LA Zoo Beastly Ball Concert for Conservation
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Rock super group Roadcase Royale's Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, and Liv Warfield, former Prince's New Power Generation band member/R&B singer, join rock icon Slash, renowned pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, the L.A. All-Star Band led by Music Director Martin Guigui, and others to headline an extraordinary 'Concert For Conservation' at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association BEASTLY BALL on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5:30 pm, at the L.A. Zoo, a leader in the preservation of some of the world's most critically endangered species and their habitats. Showcasing the enormous impact the Zoo has on animal conservation both locally and internationally, this year's signature fundraiser takes place on the heels of national Endangered Species Day to underscore the Zoo's commitment to saving animals from extinction. The Ball honors animal expert/conservationist Jack Hanna and features a rare after-hours stroll through the Zoo with special animal experiences, including animal feedings, keeper chats and up close interactions; the debut of a conservation mural by artist/Beautify Earth Co-Founder Ruben Rojas; bountiful fare from some of L.A.'s most popular restaurants; a mobile-bidding silent auction and more. Guests are invited to dress in 'safari casual' attire. Honorary Chair Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, is joined by Honorary Committee members Slash, Lance Bass, Jackie Chan, Heather Mycoskie and Pauley Perrette. Beastly Ball Chair is GLAZA Trustee Tyler Kelley. Considered the 'wildest' party in town, the Ball has been lauded as 'one of the best parties in Los Angeles' (KCBS/KCAL TV News) and 'one the most important fund-raisers' (Los Angeles Times). (more...)

Go WILD FOR THE PLANET At L.A. Zoo From Earth Day To Endangered Species DayGo WILD FOR THE PLANET At L.A. Zoo From Earth Day To Endangered Species Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The Los Angeles Zoo's annual WILD FOR THE PLANET celebration kicks off on Earth Day weekend, Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 4 pm, and runs through Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 18, 2018. On weekends, the event features animal feedings, keeper talks and demonstrations; a conservation-themed aerialist show, puppet shows and other activities, fun and information focusing on the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures. In honor of international Year of the Bird, this year's Wild for the Planet spotlights native plants and other plant species that support local birds and highlights the Zoo's bird conservation achievements with five bird gardens throughout the grounds. Adults and youngsters can enjoy a day at the Zoo, home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered, with special opportunities, entertainment, information and tips about everyday ways to sustain and preserve. All activities are free with paid Zoo admission. The full Wild for the Planet schedule is available at www.lazoo.org/wildfortheplanet (more...)

Family New Year's Eve Celebration Announced At L.A. Zoo LightsFamily New Year's Eve Celebration Announced At L.A. Zoo Lights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE at L.A. Zoo Lights celebrates the coming of 2018 with an evening of fun on Sunday, December 31, 6 to 10 pm. The special all-ages party features 'skip-the-line' express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, dinner buffet, dessert, a ride on the Conservation Carousel, a festive photo booth courtesy of PRIMs Photo Booth, a DJ dance party, soft drinks and a cash bar. At 9 pm, party-goers can enjoy a glass of complimentary bubbly -- champagne for adults, sparkling apple cider for kids along with a live broadcast of New York's Times Square ball drop, after which guests are welcome to experience L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE tickets, which are limited and sell out quickly, are $69 for adults and $45 for children. Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members save $5. (more...)

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS to Set the Zoo Aglow with Wonder This WinterL.A. ZOO LIGHTS to Set the Zoo Aglow with Wonder This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS, awarded USA Today's '10 Best Zoo Lights' honors in 2015 and 2016, returns for its fourth spectacular year to shimmer for seven weeks of wonder, awe and 'wow!' from Today, November 17, 2017, through Sunday, January 7, 2018 (except November 23 and December 24/25) at the L.A. Zoo. (more...)

Holiday Happy Hour Parties for 21-And-Up Crowd At LA ZOO LIGHTSHoliday Happy Hour Parties for 21-And-Up Crowd At LA ZOO LIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Exclusive HOLIDAY HAPPY HOURS for the 21-and-up crowd highlight two evenings during L.A. Zoo Lights, including Flapjacks and Flannel on Thursday, December 7 and Tamales and Tequila on Thursday, December 14. Both evenings feature 'skip-the-line' express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights at 6 pm, with a private lounge from 6:30 to 8:30 pm including gourmet hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and a signature cocktail, after which guests are welcome to experience L.A. Zoo Lights until closing at 10 pm. Tickets for HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR are $75 per person and $70 for GLAZA members. (more...)

LA Zoo's Reindeer Romp Features Live Reindeer, Holiday Crafts, Keeper Talks, Photo OpsLA Zoo's Reindeer Romp Features Live Reindeer, Holiday Crafts, Keeper Talks, Photo Ops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

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L.A. ZOO LIGHTS to Set the Zoo Aglow with Wonder This WinterL.A. ZOO LIGHTS to Set the Zoo Aglow with Wonder This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS, awarded USA Today's '10 Best Zoo Lights' honors in 2015 and 2016, returns for its fourth spectacular year to shimmer for seven weeks of wonder, awe and 'wow!' from Friday, November 17, 2017, through Sunday, January 7, 2018 (except November 23 and December 24/25) at the L.A. Zoo. (more...)

BOO AT THE L,A. ZOO Features Fang-Tastic, Spooktacular Learning and Fun Throughout OctoberBOO AT THE L,A. ZOO Features Fang-Tastic, Spooktacular Learning and Fun Throughout October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

This Halloween season, BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO offers goblins and ghouls of all ages a chance to feed their imaginations with fang-tastic fun and spooktacular learning throughout the entire month of October, beginning Sunday, October 1, and continuing through Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm. BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO 2017 features daily activities such as an all-new Nocturnal Adventure maze, where guest can learn about nocturnal creatures, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the Zoo's tarantulas, scorpions, snakes and more at Animals and Boo encounters. Weekends include a Swazzle's Monster Menagerie' puppet show, pumpkin carving demonstrations, special animal feedings and other family fun. On Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, the Halloween bash offers boo-tiful crafts, roaming characters and traditional trick-or-treat stations throughout the grounds. Proudly sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores, BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO activities are free with paid Zoo admission. Check lazoo.org/BOO for details and daily schedules. (more...)

Legendary LA DJ Richard Blade Headlines LA Zoo's 80s-90s Roaring NightsLegendary LA DJ Richard Blade Headlines LA Zoo's 80s-90s Roaring Nights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Two favorite music eras go head-to-head for one very special L.A. Zoo Roaring Nights evening, a 1980-90s 'Battle of the Decades' for ages 18 and older featuring legendary Los Angeles DJ Richard Blade on Friday, September 15, 2017, 6 to 10 pm. The summer music party features rare after-hours access to animal habitats, including an expanded route through the Zoo open from 6 to 8 pm, pop-up zookeeper talks and close-up animal experiences. Guests are encouraged to dress for the 80s-90s theme as they enjoy live music from the Boombox Heroes, who deliver favorite up-tempo 90s hits, L.A.'s favorite food trucks, full-service bars, a Game Zone, and more. DJ Johnny Hawkes spins fun, eclectic sets with hits from both decades, while DJ Richard Blade focuses on the era during which he first shot to fame, the 1980s. Food trucks include Baby's Badass Burgers, Pico House, Peaches Smokehouse, The Greasy Wiener, The Grilled Cheese Truck , Ragin Cajun , Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Kogi Truck, Joe's Pizza Truck, Border Grill, Austyn's Burger, The Paradise Truck, The Pudding Truck and Rice Balls of Fire. Full bars are available for guests 21 and older. (more...)

L.A. Zoo's World Elephant Day Celebration Features Opportunities to Explore and Learn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

World Elephant Day, an international spotlight on Asian and African elephants to bring attention to the urgent threat of their extinction, kicks off the Los Angeles Zoo's World Elephant Day Celebration on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday August 13, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm. (more...)

LA Zoo's Roaring Nights Goes Country with Live Bands, Line Dancing Lessons and More 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Shake up the summer when the L.A. Zoo's Roaring Nights music series goes country with a boot-scootin' party for ages 18 and older featuring a rare after-hours visit to animal habitats, including an expanded route open from 6 to 8 pm, pop-up zookeeper talks and close-up animal experiences on Friday, July 21, 2017, from 6 to 10 pm. (more...)

LA Zoo Kicks Off Roaring Nights Summer Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Groovy! The Los Angeles Zoo kicks off the summer with a Roaring Nights '60s Summer Safari for all ages in honor of the Zoo's 50th Anniversary 'ZooLAbration' on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 6 to 10 pm. Guests can enjoy a rare after-hours evening at the Zoo, which is transformed into a rockin' beach bash featuring live bands Woodie and the Longboards and Detroit Nights, DJ Johnny Hawkes, special meet-and-greets with the Minions from Despicable Me 3, L.A.'s favorite food trucks, full-service bars, games, visits to L.A. Zoo animal habitats, including an expanded route open from 6 to 8 pm, pop-up 'Then and Now' zookeeper talks and special animal encounters. Two additional Roaring Nights, both open to ages 18 and up only, follow with all-different lineups on Friday, July 21, 6 to 10 pm, spotlighting country music, and Friday, September 15, 6 to 10 pm, with a 1980-90s 'Battle of the Decades.'  (more...)

Go WILD FOR THE PLANET at LA Zoo from Earth Day to Endangered Species Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Los Angeles Zoo's annual WILD FOR THE PLANET celebration kicks off on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 10 am to 4 pm, and runs through Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 19, 2017, and features activities, fun and information that spotlight the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures. (more...)

LA Zoo's PBS SoCal KIDS Weekend to Feature Curious George, Daniel Tiger
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens hosts PBS SoCal KIDS Weekend at the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday February 19, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm. (more...)

LA Zoo's Presents Wildly Romantic ADULTS ONLY Valentine Celebration SEX & THE CITY ZOO,
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Adults take their turn at one of Southern California's most family-friendly destinations as the Los Angeles Zoo presents SEX AND THE CITY ZOO, a wild Valentine's Day celebration dedicated to romance in the animal kingdom on Saturday, February 11, 2017, 5 to 7 pm, in the Zoo's Witherbee Auditorium.  The lighthearted affair for ages 21 and older begins with a reception from 5 to 6 pm featuring tempting refreshments, wines and "animal walk-abouts,' which include chats with keepers and the chance to observe small animals up close.  At the heart of the evening is a provocative 'Fool for Love' presentation and Q & A from 6 to 7 pm about animal dating, mating and cohabitating by Sandy Masuo.  (more...)

FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE to Celebrate 2017 at LA Zoo Lights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE at L.A. Zoo Lights celebrates the coming of 2017 with an evening of holiday fun today, December 31, 6 to 10 pm. (more...)

FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE to Celebrate 2017 at LA Zoo Lights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE at L.A. Zoo Lights celebrates the coming of 2017 with an evening of holiday fun on Saturday, December 31, 6 to 10 pm. (more...)

Reindeer Family with 2 Babies and More to Be Featured at L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Los Angeles Zoo presents a rare opportunity to see live reindeer at its Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration, which debuts Friday November 18, 2016, and runs through Sunday, January 8, 2017 (except Christmas Day),10 am to 4 pm.  Adding to the 'ZooLAbration' of the L.A. Zoo's 50th Anniversary is the extension of DINOSAURS: UNEXTINCT AT THE L.A. ZOO, a spectacular exhibit produced and presented by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, now open through Sunday, January 8, 2017.  (more...)

LA Zoo Lights Returns with More Lights and More Nights of Dazzling Magic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS returns with more lights and more nights of dazzling magic for its third spectacular year as it kicks off a 'ZooLAbration' of the Los Angeles Zoo's 50th Anniversary on Friday, November 18, 2016, and remains open for seven awe-inspiring weeks through Sunday, January 8, 2017, under the stars at the L.A. Zoo.  Awarded USA Today's 2015 '10 Best Zoo Lights' honor, L.A. Zoo Lights sets the Zoo aglow in wonder and delight to top everyone's 'holiday must' destination list with a fanciful menagerie of animal characters brought to 'life,' LED lights by the thousands, giant illuminated snowflakes, a 'red-carpet' 50th Anniversary party celebrating the Zoo's Golden Year, a disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnels, stunning 3-D animated projections, and much more.  (more...)

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