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The L.A. Zoo’s Roaring Nights summer series is back and better than ever – offering fun, fascinating explorations at the intersection of music, art, and wildlife.

Event Snapshot

Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo 2018
6–10:30 p.m.

September 14 >

$21 General Admission

$16 Members

Enjoy animal spotlights and close-ups until 8 p.m., then spend the rest of the evening exploring three dance areas, open-air lounges, an interactive art gallery, and eclectic food truck offerings.


  • The Watering Hole, an all-new glamping lounge with specialty cocktails
  • Immersive silent disco experience powered by dueling DJs
  • Optical-illusion photo ops among wildlife-inspired artworks
  • Game Zone sponsored by Bud Light

September 14: '80s Night Encore

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
  • The Dodgers’ own DJ Severe, mixing hip hop, funk, pop from all eras
  • Immersive Silent Disco experience

Food Trucks

  • Baby’s Badass Burgers
  • Austyn’s Burger
  • The Greasy Wiener
  • The Grilled Cheese Truck
  • Wings n Waffles
  • Lobsta Truck
  • Epic Tacos
  • India Jones
  • Mandoline Grill
  • Rice Balls of Fire
  • Okamoto Kitchen
  • Kogi BBQ
  • The Peaches Truck
  • The Paradise Truck
  • The Pudding Truck

Roaring Nights, like all our nighttime events, supports the L.A. Zoo and its global conservation efforts.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event. A government-issued photo id is required for admittance. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets are transferable to people above 21 years of age.

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.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Free parking is available.

Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Outside food and beverages, backpacks, coolers, and oversized purses will not be permitted.

During evening events, animals are given access to their night quarters for their comfort. Other than scheduled animal experiences, most animals will not be on exhibit during the event.

Scheduled animal encounters, entertainment, food trucks and activities subject to change without notice.

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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