Member Events & Tours

Docent-Led Member Tours & Walks

Elevate your visit to the Zoo with a member tour. These specially designed small group docent led tours offer you a unique look at the Zoo. Some of the tours even begin before the Zoo opens! These special experiences are fantastic for animal enthusiasts, children and adults. We hope to welcome you soon.

ABOUT Registration

  • Zoo tours and walks are free to GLAZA members at all levels. Reservations are required and space is limited.
  • You will need to verify your membership by providing your member number and the last name of the primary member on your membership card.
  • If you have problems making a reservation please email [email protected] for assistance.

Member Garden Walk

Sunday, October 9, 8-10 a.m.

Travel back in time with us as we walk among plants that have been around since before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Find out which dinosaurs ate these plants and how the plants developed defenses against attacks. Learn what adaptations have allowed them to survive more than 250 million years.

Birds on Exhibit at L.A. Zoo Tour

Saturday, October 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Let’s Take Flight! Come soar through the Zoo with our avian touring docents on another egg-cellent adventure. Which group of birds REALLY has green and red feathers and why? Which species of bird has the largest eye of any living land animal? Which eagle has the biggest beak (hint: the L.A. Zoo has a mated pair)? Why is Cyrano the scarlet ibis a different color from the others? Which birds seal their mates in trees? Come find out on October 22, and enjoy an autumn morning with the Zoo’s birds.

Hoofstock and elephant themed tour

Saturday, November 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Come hoof it at the Zoo with us! Stride through the Zoo with our hoofstock, hyrax, and elephant touring docents on a fabulous, four-legged, walking safari. Which antelope don’t begin to pant until the temperature exceeds 112 degrees? Which hoofed animal can run 55 mph for up to two hours because it evolved to outrun North American cheetahs? What’s the difference between horns and antlers? What physical movement is impossible for elephants, but fairly easy for many humans? Why do some animals chew their cud? What is a “dassie?” Come find out on November 12, and enjoy an autumn morning with the Zoo’s hoofstock, hyraxes, and elephants.

Early morning wild bird walk

Sunday, November 19, 8-10 a.m.

Come join us for the Los Angeles Zoo’s autumn quarterly docent-led bird walk. In addition to our year-round residents, this is the time to spot birds that have come south from the Pacific Northwest and western Canada, such as white-crowned sparrows, American goldfinches and yellow-rumped warblers. The walk starts at 8 a.m. before the Zoo opens! We have a limited supply of mini binoculars to borrow, but if you have your own, please bring them, and be ready to spot birds as we “flock” together at the Zoo.

Predator vs. Prey tour: Nature’s Hide-and-Seek!

Saturday, December 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Come prowl through the Zoo with our touring docents as we enjoy some of nature’s greatest hunters and the well adapted prey who evade them. Which predators lie in wait for an ambush, and which ones chase down each meal? How many ways are there to avoid getting eaten? More than you can imagine! What can an animal’s eyes tell you about its location in the food chain? Come find out on December 10, and enjoy a winter morning with the Zoo’s predators and prey.

Member Discount Code

GLAZA members receive discount codes for specially ticketed events and online retail purchases via email. If you are a current member and have not received yours, you may request your discount code by clicking the button below and filling out the form.