Zoo brings back popular Roaring Nights for grown-ups this summer.

Continuing to Roar

Photos by Jamie Pham, Zoo

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 on select Fridays monthly through and September.

The next party is set for Friday, Aug. 16.

Guests 21 and older are invited to travel through an expanded area of the zoo until 8 p.m., with special animal encounters, feedings, and keeper talks. Once the sun sets, the focus shifts to music, with live bands, DJs, and an immersive silent disco experience. Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy interactive art activities and classic backyard games, dine on fare from L.A.’s favorite food trucks and enjoy specialty cocktails and “glamping” vibes at the Watering Hole, an open-air lounge. Zoo talks and special feedings will also be featured.

Here’s the remaining schedule (hours for each night are 6 – 10:30 p.m.):

  • Friday, Aug. 16, featuring DJ Avi Bernard, Pulp ’90s, DJ Johnny Hawkes, the Detroit Nights, and HUSH Silent Disco
  • Friday, Sept. 27, featuring DJ Richard Blade and Flash Back Heart Attack, DJ Severe, the Detroit Nights, and HUSH Silent Disco

Admission to Roaring Nights is additional to regular Zoo admission.

The L.A. Zoo is in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. 
Tickets for Roaring Nights are $21. Tickets for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members are $16. Must be 21-plus to attend. Free parking is available.