The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) presents a rare opportunity for after-hours visits on two evenings of "MUSIC IN THE ZOO" under the stars, including BEST OF MUSIC IN THE ZOO NIGHT, featuring popular bands from past events, on Friday, July 13, 2012, and GLOBAL FUSION NIGHT (world music bands) on Friday, July 27, 2012. Performances take place throughout the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens while guests view more than a few animals staying up past their bedtimes. Picnics are permitted, and an eclectic array of food and beverages offerings are available. Both evenings are 6 to 9 p.m., with animals seen until 8 p.m.
"Music in the Zoo" is among many programs presented by the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), founded in 1963. For nearly five decades, GLAZA has funded exhibits, plant and animal species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the Los Angeles Zoo, an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. GLAZA also builds and invests endowment funds and operates five essential departments on behalf of the Zoo, including development, publications, membership, volunteers and oversight of the Zoo's food/retail concessions. There are currently 72,000 GLAZA member households representing more than 300,000 adults and children, the largest membership base of a cultural organization in Los Angeles, and a volunteer corps of over 700.
Admission to "Music in the Zoo" for GLAZA members is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12; general public prices are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-12. Children under age 2 are free.
The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Tickets for "Music in the Zoo" may be purchased at the Zoo or in advance by