Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Coming Attraction: Music in the L.A. Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo will be rocking out twice this month, with World Music Night and Classic Rock Night headlining Music in the L.A. Zoo.

The first installment, World Music Night, kicks off at 6 p.m. after the gates close on Tuesday, July 14, and will play host to an international medley of musicians. Polynesian, African, Irish and Latin bands will tune up under the stars, while zoo-goers can picnic or partake of the available Hawaiian Luau among the park's permanent residents.

Classic Rock Night takes the stage Friday, July 24, and will feature cover bands of music by The Beatles, The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan, among others. Look for good ol' American BBQ to be served that night.

Both World Music Night and Classic Rock Night will also include 10 interactive animal education and conservation stations located throughout the zoo, staffed by zoo docents as well as 60 mom-and-daughter volunteers from the Glendale chapter of the National Charity League.

World Music Night focuses on international animals, while Classic Rock Night focuses on animals native to California.

Look forward to seeing what the zoo inhabitants are like after hours and which animal-monikered band they prefer -- Paddy's Pig from Ireland or the music of the all-American Eagles?

I have to give a special shout-out to Ian's mom, who gave us a zoo family pass while she was in town. Thank you, N!

Music in the L.A. Zoo
World Music Night: July 14, 6-9 p.m.
Classic Rock Night: July 24, 6-9 p.m.
Admission for members: $12.50 (adults); $7.50 (ages 6-15)
Admission for nonmembers: $16.50 (adults); $10.50 (ages 6-15)
Children 5 and under: Free
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Zoo

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