Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Located in Griffith Park, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens houses a plethora of creatures and now also functions as a botanical garden. In addition to zoo favorites like monkeys and elephants, the zoo also has more exotic wildlife like condors and Komodo dragons. Your children may end up hypnotized by penguins, or enthralled by alligators. Check the website for seasonal offerings like the currently running “Spider City.”

Contact number: (323) 644-4200

Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1498

Learn more here.