The Los Angeles Zoo Presents PBS SoCal KIDS Weekend Featuring Meet-and-greets with Curious George and Nature Cat


February 23, 2018

Event Also Features Book Readings, Themed Crafts, Activities and Kids’ Dance Party

Photo by Jamie Pham

WHAT: The L.A. Zoo hosts PBS SoCal KIDS Weekend at the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event fills the Zoo’s Eucalyptus Grove is filled with a variety of engaging fun for families with book readings, themed crafts, activities and a kids’ dance party. Guest can also enjoy a special opportunity to take photos with PBS KIDS’ characters Curious George and Nature Cat.  Curious George is available for photos both days from 10:15 to 12:45 p.m. Nature Cat is available both days from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Programming subject to change. While every possible effort is made to accommodate all guests with a visit with the PBS SoCal KIDS’ characters, a photo with the characters cannot be guaranteed due to high demand and limited capacity.

WHEN: Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 2018 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

COST: All PBS SoCal KIDS Weekend activities are free with paid Zoo admission, which is $21 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $18 for seniors (ages 62+), and $16 for children (ages 2 to 12).  No ticket is required for children under age two.  Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.


L.A. ZOO: Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which holds member institutions to rigorous professions standards for animal welfare, the Los Angeles Zoo is renowned as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. Drawing nearly 1.8 million visitors each year, the L.A. Zoo is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo Web site at

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