The L.A. Zoo presents “Zoodiac Lunar New Year Celebration at the Los Angeles Zoo” on Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with dragon dance parades and shows, Chinese Taiji Quan classes, Kung Fu shows and audience participation classes, lion dance parades and history/culture lecture and a “Legend of the Dragon“ show, all by Wushu Shaolin Entertainment.
The weekend festivities, observing the Year of the Sheep, also feature keeper talks and special feedings for animals related to the sheep and goat families.
Young people can enjoy making mini Chinese lanterns and a traditional Chinese New Year crafts project called upside-down Fu, which predicts luck, happiness and prosperity in the immediate future.
Also on hand are food trucks inside the Zoo offering authentic flavors, among them Rice Balls of Fire, Mandoline Grill and The Mighty Boba Truck on Saturday and Rice Balls of Fire, Mandoline Grill, The Mighty Boba Truck, Komodo and Kogi BBQ on Sunday.
All activities (except food purchases) are free with paid Zoo admission, which is $19 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $16 for seniors (ages 62+) and $14 for children (ages 2 to 12).
No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.
Free parking is available.
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