LA Zoo Lights Map & Guide

Please Note

  • No live animals will be viewable during L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow. Please refrain from shining light into any animal habitats, as it can disturb their sleep.
  • The L.A. Zoo Lights experience includes moments of loud music and flashing lights. Please be aware if you have photo or sensory sensitivity.
  • Exercise caution while walking through the Zoo at night. On behalf of yourself and your minor children, by entering this event you voluntarily assume all risks and danger incidental to visiting L.A. Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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LA Zoo Lights Map

Light Displays & Attractions

  1. California Condor Peak
  2. Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Creek
  3. Bird Watchers’ Way
  4. Animals Aglow Alligator
  5. Butterfly Garden
  6. Tiger Terrace
  7. Talking Macaws
  8. Sloth Forest
  9. Merry Meerkat Mob
  10. Flamingo Lane
  11. Lotus Flower Path
  12. Peacock Paradise
  13. Koala Grove
  14. Cherry Blossom Corridor
  15. Colorful Chameleon
  16. Andean Condor Ridge
  17. Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel—Open 6:30–9:15 p.m. Tickets are $3.
  18. Giraffe Tower
  19. Asian Elephant Parade
  20. Frog & Dragonfly Lagoon
  21. Pond Projections
  22. Lemurs of Madagascar
  23. Pronghorn of the Desert
  24. Zebra Savanna
  25. Zoopendous
  26. Twinkle Tunnel—Last entry at 9:45 p.m.

Eats & Treats

Open nightly unless otherwise indicated. Closing times may vary.

  • Reggie’s Bistro—Hot chocolate, apple cider, and beer and wine
  • Zoo Grill—Full menu and assorted beers until 9:45 p.m.
  • Fork in the Road—Full menu and assorted beers, Friday–Sunday only
  • Churro Factory—Desserts, hot chocolate, and soft drinks until 9:45 pm.
  • Full Bar (near Sweet Treats)—Friday and Saturday nights
  • Hot chocolate stands (Eucalyptus Grove, near Flamingo Lane, near Rainforest of the Americas)

Gifts & Goodies

Open nightly

  • International Marketplace
  • Safari Station

Photo Ops

  • Rainbow Wings—At International Marketplace
  • Shimmering Swings—In Eucalyptus Grove
  • Kaleidoscope—In Eucalyptus Grove (Note: In the event of rain, this attraction will be closed.)
  • Photo Frames—At Elephant Circle

Photo Safari

Commemorate your visit with a professional group photo with our Animals Aglow Alligator (see map). Additional purchase required. Prices vary by photo package. No personal photos or videos, please.

Specially Ticketed VIP Experiences

Enjoy the ultimate L.A. Zoo Lights experience with Happy Hours (21+) on December 8 and January 12 and Family New Year’s Eve (all ages) on December 31. Tickets available online only.

Give the Gift That Lasts All Year

The season’s most memorable gift also helps support wildlife conservation! L.A. Zoo membership includes member appreciation mornings, docent-led walking tours, and discounts to most nighttime ticketed events. Purchase your gift membership today at and receive a 10% discount on any membership level by using Coupon Code 12211ZLM at checkout.

Photo Policy

The L.A. Zoo reserves the right to photograph or film our visitors on Zoo grounds for self-promotional purposes. The commercial use of photographs and video taken during your visit is strictly prohibited without the express consent of the L.A. Zoo.

Where are the Animals?

The L.A. Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. While our nighttime holiday experience showcases light animals, rather than their real counterparts, each ticket purchase supports our mission to inspire appreciation for wildlife and safeguard species and habitats around the world. We invite you to enjoy your visit tonight and return for a daytime visit soon to see the rich diversity of animals at the Zoo.