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Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo's annual Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, craft beer, food trucks, a costume contest, performance artists, and glow in the dark lawn games, it's a wicked night of fun that you won't want to miss.
Tickets are sold out!
$20 FONZ members
$55 FONZ members
Includes live music, performance artists—including stilt walkers, fire breathers, illusionists, as well as access to animal exhibits after hours and glow in the dark lawn games. Also, all guests will receive complimentary water and soda.
Includes access to an exclusive VIP area, heavy hors d'oeuvres, animal demonstrations, private tarot card readings, a karaoke DJ, and 2 tickets for adult "elixirs."
Please note: If the event does not sell out, we will be selling tickets at the door. Tickets will be $5 more the night of the event.
FONZ encourages you to take public transportation and drink responsibly.
Metro: The Zoo's Connecticut Avenue entrance is between the Red Line's Cleveland Park and Woodley Park Metro stops.
Uber is Night of the Living Zoo’s exclusive transportation partner this year! New to Uber? Sign up with the promo code NOLZDC for $20 off your first ride (new users only. not valid on uberTAXI). Visit www.uber.com/go/NOLZDC or download the Uber app with the promo code NOLZDC.
Parking: Parking at the event will be $22.
General Admission Area
Food is available for purchase from some amazing food trucks that will be on site. Not all of the food trucks accept credit cards. ATMs are located at the Visitor Center and inside the Mane Grill. Don't miss these exciting participants:
You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. A valid ID is required for admission. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-replaceable. This is an adults-only event. Babies and children will not be admitted. Please drink responsibly. Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo. Night of the Living Zoo will be held rain or shine.
Companies interested in sponsoring the event will receive valuable benefits ranging from logo ID on event and advertising materials to onsite signage, sampling opportunities, and complimentary tickets. For more information, email Jackie Vinick. or Pam Bucklinger.
There will be after-hours access to the Small Mammal House, Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center and Think Tank. Also, the lions and tigers will be out in the Great Cats exhibit. Please remember the welfare of the animal is our priority, so animal demonstrations may be canceled if it is in the best interest of the animal.
Yes, food, beer, and wine, will be available for purchase. There will be a several food trucks as well as food carts. Credit cards are accepted at many, but not all of the food trucks. ATMs are located inside the Zoo at the Visitor Center and Mane Restaurant.
Night of the Living Zoo will be located in the middle portion of the Zoo between Small Mammal House and the Carousel. The Small Mammal House is about a 10 minute walk from the top of the zoo. There will be one registration location by the Small Mammal House.