On July 25th, I attended a fun event for adults at the Los Angeles Zoo. The event is called Roaring Nights & as I had mentioned, this is strictly for the 18 years & older crowd. As much as I enjoy taking my daughter to the LA Zoo during the day, there is something to be said for going there at night without the little ones in tow. Sometimes mama needs a night out with friends, am I right?!
I met my friend at the entrance of the LA Zoo. After getting a special wristband from the LA Zoo officials (different colors denote whether you are 21 & over so that you can purchase alcohol on the premises), we made our way over to the Animal Artistry Paint Party that was stationed next to Reggie the Alligator. Who says arts & crafts are just for kids?! There were many adults painting different animals & hanging them for display.
We were going to paint one but my stomach was growling. So after consulting the special map that was created just for Roaring Nights, we found the path to walk down towards the food trucks. But first…let me take a selfie!
After we both took turns taking photos at the little “step & repeat” area, we headed off in search of food trucks. We found a couple of food trucks over by the Treetops Terrace, where DJ Caroline D’Amore was spinning some records.
Instead of getting in line to order our food, we headed over to the Conservation Carousel, which was just steps away. I think the music made us forget about our hunger. 🙂
I’ve been on this merry-go-round before with my daughter. Instead of ponies, you ride different zoo animals. Here’s a photo of my friend riding a giraffe!
Afterwards I bought a bánh mì from Mandoline Grill. Sorry, too hungry to take a photo of my food, lol! Then we meandered around the zoo, checking out the new Rainforest of the Americas & The LAIR. We also had the opportunity to listen to various pop up zoo keeper talks & animal encounters.
All in all, it was a great night out at the LA Zoo!
Tell me, does this sound like fun to you? Well guess what, you are in luck! There is another Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo taking place on August 22nd. NOTE: Admission to Roaring Nights is limited to guests 18 years & older. Click here for info on tickets, food trucks, musicians & more!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I was provided with complimentary tickets which helped facilitate this review. All photos, videos, thoughts & opinions are 100% mine.