ZooLights


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The National Zoo becomes a twinkling winter wonderland once again this year during their annual ZooLights event on November 29-January 1, 2020!

Free and open to the public, the zoo hosts plenty of festive seasonal attractions and fun for all to enjoy, including their dazzling light show set to music. More than 500,000 LED lights transform the zoo, making your visit even more spectacular!

This year, ZooLights has also added Entre Les Rangs, an amazing field of shimmering and swaying lights, as well as glowing animal lanterns – featuring pandas, monkeys, elephants, and more – that can be found throughout the park. Visitors and guests will also enjoy live music, the return of ZooTubes, the Grump Holiday Market (Dec 6-8), and rides on the Zoo Choo-Choo! Plus, spin ‘round on the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel!

What: ZooLights
When: Nov 29-Jan 1, 2020; find the time(s) here
Where: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Event Details: Find them here

For more information on ZooLights, including details on parking and shuttle service, please click here. Also, please note that while the Zoo will be open, ZooLights will not be on December 24, 25, and 31, 2019. Some ZooLights attractions are weather-permitting and ride attractions are fee-based.

Offering free admission daily, the National Zoo, a Smithsonian institution founded in 1889, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. A diverse variety of animal life calls this 163-acre park home, including 2,700 animals representing more than 390 species. Click here to explore all they have to offer!

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Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.


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Passed: Dec 2019

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