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The L.A. Zoo works to save endangered species every day, and, with our Roaring Nights summer music series, we’re working overtime to save your social life, too. With dancing, full bars, and L.A.’s wildest hosts, it’s the 21-and-over way to do the Zoo.

Event Snapshot

Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo 2019
6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (PDT)

21+ (No children)

$21 Nonmembers
$16 Members

Friday, September 27
Featuring Richard Blade, Flashback Heart Attack, DJ Severe, The Detroit Nights, and HUSH Silent Disco

Talk about wild life: Our musical summer series delivers fun, fascinating explorations at the intersection of music, culture, and nature. These adults-only (21+) adventures feature live bands, DJs, pop-up Zoo Talks, animal close-ups, L.A.’s best food trucks, and more.


  • The Watering Hole open-air glamping lounge with specialty cocktails
  • An immersive silent disco experience powered by dueling DJs
  • Three multi-genre dance areas, for an eclectic musical safari
  • Interactive art activities, classic backyard games, and more

Friday, September 27

Music Lineup

  • Legendary DJ Richard Blade spinning the best of the ‘80s and maybe, just maybe, posing for pictures with a few lucky fans
  • Flashback Heart Attack, keeping you dancing and singing along to the greatest hits and most epic anthems of the ‘80s and beyond
  • Official Dodgers spin master DJ Severe serving unbeatable sets with hip hop, rare grooves, and remixes
  • The Detroit Nights serving up the best of Motown, disco, and R&B with energy and style
  • A choose-your-own musical adventure with HUSH Silent Disco

Zoo Talks and Special Feedings

  • Animals & You stations from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Harbor seals at 6:15 p.m.
  • Alligators at 6:30 p.m.
  • Gorillas at 6:45 p.m.
  • Hippos at 7 p.m.
  • Giant river otters at 7 p.m.
  • Elephants in Thai Pavilion at 7 p.m.
  • Orangutans at 7:15 p.m.
  • Tigers at 7:15 p.m.
  • Jaguars at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zebras at 7:30 p.m.
  • The LAIR at 8:45 p.m.
  • Tasmanian devils at 9 p.m.

Food Trucks

The Deli Doctor, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Lobsta Truck, Epic Tacos, India Jones, Tropic Truck, Rice Balls of Fire, Tokyo Doggie Style, Dreamy Creations, Oaxaca on Wheels, BrewWings, Ragin Cajun

Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Outside food and beverages, backpacks, coolers, and oversized purses will not be permitted. Bags will be inspected by security at time of entry.

During evening events, animals are given access to their night quarters for their comfort. Therefore, most animals will not be on exhibit after 8:00 p.m.

Valid ID is required to purchase alcohol. Free parking is available. Secure your ticket and avoid waiting in line by purchasing now.

Online ticketing closes at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Membership windows of the Zoo as early as 6 p.m. that day.

GLAZA Members can save on admission by using their promo code, which is distributed via email. If you are a Member and haven’t received yours, please call 323-644-4747.

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