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Kid and Family Programs

Safari Days

Grab your backpack, lunch, and safari gear and join us at the Zoo for a fun-filled day of adventure. All Safari Day dates correspond to certain LAUSD unassigned days and/or holidays. More Info & Tickets >

Troop Trek

Spending time together as a family is so important both for human families and animal families. Gather your troop and join us for a 90-minute guided adventure through the Zoo. More Info & Tickets >

Sleepovers

There are lots of ways to enjoy an overnight adventure at the Los Angeles Zoo.  More Info & Tickets >

Zoo Camp: Safari Days

Program Information

Dates: See below


Class Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Age: Kindergarten through fifth grade


Price: $75/child


Extended Care: 8-9 a.m. ($5/day) and 4-5 p.m. ($5/day)


NOTE: Your e-ticket print out is required for class admission. Prices are subject to change. For more information, please call 323/644-4211.

No school and not sure what to do?

No school and not sure what to do? Grab your backpack, lunch, and safari gear and join us at the Zoo for a fun-filled day of adventure. We will explore the far reaches of the world, seeking out some of nature’s most amazing animals. Instead of working on sight words, you will have animal sightings; instead of reading comprehension you will help others comprehend your discoveries by sharing stories about what you saw and did. Students in kindergarten through fifth grades, join us for Safari Days here at the Los Angeles Zoo.

All Safari Day dates correspond to certain LAUSD unassigned days and/or holidays, please make sure to check your child’s school calendar before registering.

Class & Registration Dates

Safari Day
Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019

FAQ

My child participated in the Safari Day programs last year and wants to go again. Will the programs be the same this year or are they different?

Each Safari Day is different. This year, participants will focus on a new topic during each adventure as they explore the Zoo with their Safari Guides.

Will my child receive anything at the end of the day?

Participants will receive a giveaway that corresponds to the topic of the day.

Will my child spend time in a classroom during the day?

Safari Days is designed to be an outdoor adventure. While there is small portion of indoor time at the beginning and end of the program, your child will spend the majority of the day exploring the zoo with their guides.

My child is signed up for multiple Safari Days. Do I have to fill out the Liability/Waiver form for each one?

We must have a new waiver each time your child joins us for a Safari Day adventure. Waiver forms will be emailed once you register and you can bring it with you to check-in.

I am signing up my child and they have friends that are also signing up. Can we request that they all be put into the same group even if they are different ages/grades?

Yes. Once you register you will receive an email with a link to a Google form that gives us the opportunity to collect some basic information about your child.  This is the ideal place to let us know if/who you would like your child to explore with.

2019 Zoo Camp: Safari Days Scholarship

The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce the 2019 Zoo Camp: Safari Days Scholarship program. The primary intent of the Safari Days Scholarship program is to minimize financial barriers and enable children with limited resources to participate in our Safari Days programs. Zoo Camp: Safari Days are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th. The scholarship program covers the cost of one Safari Day program. Safari Days Scholarship applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis.

Troop Trek

Program Information

Dates: See below


Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m.


All Ages


Member Price: $10/person (Children under 2 free)


Nonmember Price (includes admission): $31/adult and $26/child (ages 2-12)


For more information, please call 323/644-4211.

Spending time together as a family is so important both for human families and animal families.

Gather your troop and join us for a 90-minute guided adventure through the Zoo. Each month, participating families will be guided on a different adventure as we learn about our animal residents, their families and the place they call home.

Class Dates

Troop Trek
February 3, 2019
March 3, 2019
April 7, 2019
May 5, 2019

Troop Trek Cancellation Policy

NO refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the Troop Trek program date. For cancellations made 21 days or more in advance of the program date a 75% refund will be given. For cancellations made 14 or more days prior to the program date, a 50% refund will be given. The Los Angeles Zoo reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event that The Los Angeles Zoo cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded. Cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to [email protected]. Please include your name, the Troop Trek Date you are asking to cancel, your confirmation number, and your phone number.

Self-Care Saturdays

Program Information

Dates: See below


Class Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m.


Age: 14 and up


Member Price: $15


Nonmember Price: $36 (includes admission)

Unwind and re-center with the Zoo and its residents! Rediscover your inner peace with this series of meditation, yoga, and art workshops. Each 90-minute class is guided by a certified instructor using the Zoo as an ashram, inspiration, and artistic backdrop. Everyone deserves some “ me time.”  Find yours with Self Care Saturdays at the L.A. Zoo.

Program Dates

January 19, 2019 (Saturday)
February 16, 2019 (Saturday)
March 16, 2019 (Saturday)
April 20, 2019 (Saturday)
May 18, 2019 (Saturday)

Family Nature Club

Program Information

Dates: See below


Class Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m.


Age: All ages welcome


Price: $5 per person (ages 2+)

Under age 2 is free and does not count towards program capacity

Family Nature Club does not include Zoo Admission

It’s time to get wild! Have you ever wanted to experience nature with your family but weren’t quite sure where to start? Join us for the L.A. Zoo’s Family Nature Club. We’ll explore nature up-close through discovery and play with unique learning experiences such as exploring nature, fort building, and water play. Activities might include story time, finding and sorting natural objects, art, and, of course, lots of play! Nature play begins right here at the L.A. Zoo.

Program Dates

January 12, 2019 (Saturday)
February 9, 2019 (Saturday)
March 9, 2019 (Saturday)
April 13, 2019 (Saturday)
May 11, 2019 (Saturday)
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