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Wildlife Learning Center

#147 of 559 things to do in Los Angeles Features Animals
16027 Yarnell St, Sylmar, Los Angeles, CA 91342-1011
+1 818-362-8711
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It seemed nice at first to get up close to the animals, and then you realized how poor their living... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Los Angeles, California
Great experience

This is a great experience for anyone who loves animals and wants an opportunity for some 'close... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Diane W
San Jose, California
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16027 Yarnell St, Sylmar, Los Angeles, CA 91342-1011
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+1 818-362-8711
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

It seemed nice at first to get up close to the animals, and then you realized how poor their living conditions are. The cages are very small and there seems to be almost nothing for the animals to do. There was very loud construction with...More

Thank Mom_of_Alex
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a great experience for anyone who loves animals and wants an opportunity for some 'close encounters'. My husband and I booked a private interactive tour. Yes, it's a little pricey but the money helps support the animals AND you get to interact with...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 15 February 2017

In a residential area of Sylmar is this small gem. You could walk the place in less than an hour, but you will take longer to see all of these wonderful animals. The walkways give you a pretty up close view of everything. All of...More

1  Thank Gerry D
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It's a very small place so don't plan on spending the whole day there. If you really enjoy watching animals and want to take your time with each one it's a great place. The staff were very approachable and engaged the visitors. They went around...More

1  Thank catomd
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We visited the Wildlife learning center as part of our Californian road trip in July 2016 and it was truly worth the detour! My mum, teenage son and myself enjoyed a couple of hours with the animals and paid the extra to get up close...More

1  Thank Joyu73
Reviewed 23 October 2016

M husband surprised me on honeymoon with a sloth experience. The experience itself was great, the keeper was very informative about the sloth-Sid. The rest of learning centre was quite small and didn't take long to walk around. I would say being from the UK...More

Thank bsu448
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The admission is $8.00. There is not much to see, honestly it's not worth spending money for the admission. There is a picnic area where you're able to eat.

Thank nadine o
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a small zoo, well presented and fairly accessible. We enjoyed it. With small children, this will be a hit. With older kids, they probably won't like it as much. It was cute and fun for little ones.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

a lovely learning centre where animals are "rescued" and looked after. We had a lovely time exploring the centre and looking at the variety of animals. We also enjoyed talking to other visitors - some who were going to have an interactive experience.

Thank 5inatent
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We spent a few hours visiting the Wildlife Learning Center. It is small, but informative. The staff were outstanding. We did two individual visits (that you pay extra for) with Sid the sloth and a fennec fox. Every hour near the front (under Merlin's area),...More

Thank Romad79
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Kayla Marie G
12 February 2017|
Response from Joyu73 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is very limited parking available (which I think is free) but we just parked on the road without a problem when we visited and yes we took water and snacks in with us, again without a problem. Hope you enjoy your... More
23 January 2015|
Response from Wanderer_Jen |
Their website says admission is: Children: $6 (13 and under) Adults: $7 Seniors: $6 Veterans (with I.D.): $6 Children 2 years & younger: Free However, if you want an animal encounter, you'll need to check their website... More
Joelle M
12 January 2015|
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Response from Analyssa V |
HI!! They don't take reservations but if you call the day before you go they will be able to tell you if Lola, the sloth will be there. They advise you to arrive as soon as they open at 11am to get admission to see Lola. I... More