You no longer have to leave the country to participate in a wild animal adventure. We have plenty of options here in our own backyard. The Los Angeles Zoo is not just a place you can go for a day of fun.
From October to May, the zoo offers Zoopendous Nights, a night-time experience for kids over the age of 7. The cost per person is $45, but it includes activities, a pizza party, a continental breakfast and plenty of fun!
The L.A. Zoo also offers Zoopendous Nights Family Overnights, which is similar to Zoopendous Nights, but includes a tour of the zoo after dark and is geared towards families. The cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.
Last, but not least, the L.A. Zoo offers the Wild Wonder Slumber from June to September. Wild Wonder Slumber consists of an all-night outdoor sleepover party, which includes a tour of the zoo after dark, activities and meals. The cost of this option is slightly higher at $65 for members (children 7-12 pay $45); $85 for non-members (children 7-12 pay $60). For more information, visit: http://www.lazoo.org/education/zooovernights/index.html
SoCal Savings - As I've previously mentioned on this blog, The Skirball Cultural Center is free on Thursdays! Presently, they are featuring the Noah's Ark Exhibit and a Superhero Comic exhibit, which are both quite fascinating. The Noah's Ark Exhibit is interactive, so kids (ages 2-9) don't get bored. The Superhero Comic exhibit is also fun and even has a costume area where both kids and adults can dress like their favorite superheroes. For more information, visit: http://www.skirball.org/.