SPRING AT THE L.A. ZOO

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March 11, 2020

Acrobats at Spring Fling

This March, April, and May, the L.A. Zoo Offers Exciting "Earth Day" Entertainment, Education, and Eco-Inspiration with Unique Celebrations of Springtime, Regrowth and Rebirth, Conservation, and Sustainable Choices

Events Include Brand-New LEGO® Weekends, Sustainable Wine Dinner Series and Plenty of Animal Babies to See All Spring Long

March 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) — This spring, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens welcomes birds, bees, butterflies, and animal babies, in a three-month long celebration worthy of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. With incredible programming spanning three spring months, the L.A. Zoo is an affordable and enjoyable place to play and learn. Most special events and family activities are free with paid admission. Visitors can experience animal demos, special zookeeper talks and feedings, shows, eco-workshops, education stations, fun conservation actions and more. L.A. Zoo also announces a brand-new event for 2020: Wildlife Weekends with LEGO®, where families can build animals with Play-Well experts, featuring our four conservation stars.

L.A. Zoo Spring Events At-A-Glance

(March, April, May)

Spring Fling, March 21 – April 19; 10am – 4pm

Big Bunny Weekends at Spring Fling, April 4 – 5 and April 10 – 12 (Easter Weekend)

Wildlife Weekends with LEGO, May 9 – 31; 10am – 4pm (details coming soon)

Family Nature Club – March 14 & 15, April 11 & 12

Sustainable Wine Dinner Series – April 16, April 16, May 14, June 18, July 16; 6-9 p.m.

PBS SoCal Kids Weekend with Curious George & Buddy the Dinosaur, April 25 – 26

Beastly Ball – Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Annual Fundraising Gala, June 6

Spring Fling - Event Overview

March 21 – April 19, 2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Weekends Only)

All activities are free with paid admission and for Zoo members (except Honey Tasting and Big Bunny photos)

Spring into fun at this jubilant celebration of renewal and sustainability, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It’s the perfect time to see adorable spring animal babies – including Angela, our newborn gorilla. Weekends include special live performances, demos, and crafts, plus photo opps with Big Bunny on April 4–5 and Easter Weekend, April 10–12.

NEW EVENT! Wildlife Weekends with LEGO® - Event Overview

May 9 – 31, 2020; 10am – 4pm (Weekends Only)

All activities are free with paid admission and for Zoo members.

In honor of Endangered Species Day (which is on May 15th), the L.A. Zoo introduces a brand-new event in partnership with Play-Well. Through brick building, visitors will learn about four specific endangered species that the L.A. Zoo has worked to help save from extinction: California Condor, Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, Peninsular Pronghorn, and Western Lowland Gorillas. Families will be able to build a LEGO® animal and contribute it to its LEGO® habitat + education stations and fun conservation actions each weekend with brick kits available for purchase while supplies last. Plus, exclusive zookeeper talks and special feedings to watch.

Earth Day Action: Recycle Your Old Devices Through ECO-CELL

In Africa, gorilla habitats are being destroyed by unsustainable mining for a mineral called coltan. Coltan is used in the manufacture of handheld electronic devices, aka our cell phones. Recycling devices responsibly decreases the demand for coltan, thereby reducing mining and helping save gorillas from extinction.

When you recycle handheld electronics at the L.A. Zoo through our partner ECO-CELL, a portion of the proceeds go to conservation nonprofits like Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE), which works to safeguard the Grauer’s gorilla, one of the most endangered primates on the planet.

Before your next Zoo visit, take an inventory of your handheld electronics, then click here to learn:

  • Which items are accepted
  • Where to find the ECO-CELL donation bin at the Zoo
  • How to prep your devices for donation