The Los Angeles Zoo Comes Alive Evenings This Summer  

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham, GLAZA

Discover the magic of the Los Angeles Zoo in a whole new light with an electrifying lineup of adults-only and family-friendly summer evening events that are sure to delight animal lovers and partygoers alike. From the wildly popular Roaring Nights and Zoo Friday Nights events to the highly anticipated Brew at the L.A. Zoo: A Sip & Stroll Event, the Zoo is set to host a series of unforgettable experiences that promise an evening of fun in support of the Zoo’s mission. 

Roaring Nights – Saturdays, July 13 and Sept. 14, 2024

Gather your brat pack to celebrate one of the most outrageous decades—the 1980s—with the return of Roaring Nights on Saturdays July 13 and Sept. 14, 2024.  This wildly popular 21-and-up event invites guests to don their most radical neon and acid wash for an ‘80s dance party that’s as decadent as the decade. From totally tubular live music and an immersive silent disco to retro photo ops, a paint party, and special animal presentations, these nights will transport guests to the ultimate era of dance, music, and big hair. On July 13, the AstroYachts, a local “yacht rock” revue band, will bring their ultra-smooth vocals that will keep the crowd sailing on through the night; and on Sept. 14, Flashback Heart Attack, one of SoCal’s most popular cover bands, will pump out the high energy hits of the ‘80s. These events will also have a full bar and food truck offerings for an additional fee. And, ’80s attire is strongly encouraged. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for GLAZA members. To learn more and to purchase tickets, please visit

Brew at the L.A. Zoo: A Sip & Stroll Event– Saturday, August 3, 2024  

Brew at the L.A. Zoo is an adults-only tasting adventure that allows guests the opportunity to wander through the lush grounds of the Zoo while sampling craft beers, specialty cocktails, distilled spirits, and creative mocktails from over 35 beverage partners. The event will also feature food from L.A.’s top food trucks for an additional fee, live entertainment, music, and more. The evening’s musical lineup includes popular KCRW DJs Tyler Boudreaux and Raul Campos, who will deliver a truly eclectic listening experience; DJ Johnny Hawkes, renowned for his electrifying performances that are a popular mix of hip hop, dance, and classic hits; and live music. Amid the music and merriment, guests can also partake in animal viewings until sundown and pop-up keeper talks, as well as explore the LAIR, the Zoo’s reptile and amphibian house until 8 p.m. Limited VIP tickets are available. Guests must be 21+ to attend. 

VIP ticket holders will have early entry into the event along with access to an exclusive lounge area with premium drinks and culinary delights included in the ticket price. VIP and standard admission tickets are on sale now, with special pricing available for GLAZA members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit KCRW is the media sponsor for this event. 

  • Time: 6:30–10:00pm; 6:00pm entry for VIP 
  • Ticket Price: Standard admission: $75 non-member, $65 GLAZA member; VIP admission: $175 non-member, $165 member 

Zoo Friday Nights – Fridays, Aug. 9,16, 23, and 30, 2024 

Gather friends and family to witness wildlife during twilight hours to see what they get up to as the sun goes down. This fun-filled event offers an array of activities for the entire family to enjoy, including a family dance party and games, live music, and interactive education stations, plus paid add-ons like tasty treats from a variety of food trucks and a full bar for those 21+. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children for non-members, and $15 for GLAZA members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Credit: L.A. Zoo.

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