Birthday Parties

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The L.A. Zoo is a unique location to host a memorable birthday party. 

Scheduling birthday parties will be based on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is recommended that you inquire about a specific date four weeks in advance.

Admission prices apply to all adults and children over the age of two.

Your party will be held at an outdoor gazebo on zoo grounds. Exact party location will be determined by guest count and site availability.

To start organizing your unforgettable party, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Group Daytime Admission Rates

Pricing for group rate admission tickets is for a minimum of 15 people.

  • Adult (ages 13-above): $15.00
  • Child (ages 3-12) $12.00 (Children under 2 are free)

Birthday party slots are two hour time periods. Morning is from 10:30am-12:30pm. Afternoon is from 1:30pm-3:30pm. 

GLAZA members will receive a 10% discount on catering.

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Treetops Birthday Party Gazebo #1

  • Outdoor area perfect for small parties
  • 2 Hour Daytime Rental Fee: $150 (Up to 40 guests)

Treetops Birthday Party Gazebo #2

  • Outdoor area great for picnics and parties
  • 2 Hour Daytime Rental Fee: $225 (Up to 80 guests)

Treetops Birthday Party

  • Under Historic Treetops great for picnics and large parties
  • 2 Hour Daytime Rental Fee:  $350 (Up to 150 guests)
    or $600 (151-400 guests)

Birthday Party Catering

All packages Include soft drinks, water, and iced tea

Pizza Feast

  • $10.75 per guest
  • Your choice of cheese, pepperoni or a combination pizza.  Includes fresh garden salad with dressing and breadsticks.
  • Add chicken wings (hot or not) = $2.00 more per guest

Zippity Zoo Dogs

  • $10.95 per guest
  • Jumbo hot dogs, chili, cheese, sauerkraut, onions, and more… potato salad or coleslaw, potato chips, and assorted cookies
  • Add hamburgers = $2.00 more per guest
  • Menu can be customized with a wide variety of sausages and dogs (spicy chicken sausages, turkey dogs, kosher dogs, and more!).

Chicken Strips with Mac 'n Cheese

  • $11.95 per guest
  • Dipping sauces, assorted cookies, and baby carrot snacks

Box Lunches

  • $13.95 per guest
  • Bagged chips, sliced fruit, pasta salad, giant cookie, soft drink and choice of sandwich: turkey on ciabatta roll, ham and provolone, chicken caesar wrap, or vegetarian patty on multigrain ciabatta
  • Child Sandwich Selection ($8.95 per child) = PBJ, ham and cheese or turkey, includes chips, fruit, cookie, and drink.

Masai GiraffeWestern Barbeque

  • $14.95 per guest
  • Choice of one: (BBQ pulled pork, chicken or tri-tip), potato salad, cole slaw, traditional baked beans, rolls, buttered savory corn and assorted cookies
  • Combination of two of the above entrees = $16.25 per guest
  • Add BBQ pork ribs and fresh baked corn bread = $2.75 more per guest

Prices do not include tax (9%) and service charge (20%)


Contact Information

For more information about event packages and locations, please call (323) 644-4781 or e-mail cspindle@lazoo.org.

To ensure the safety of our animals, no balloons, straws, glass bottles, or lids are permitted on Zoo grounds.

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