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Thanks to our lead sponsor:

Pepco

Thank you to our sponsors:

Big Bus Tours

Coca-Cola

Comcast

Giant

NBC4

Geico

United Airlines

Washingtonian

Washington Post

Washington Post

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Thank you to the SunTrust Foundation for their support.

Bring Back Bison

Let's bring bison back to our Zoo!

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ZooLights, powered by Pepco

 

Attractions

Lights

ZooLights is brighter than ever!

Zoo-Magination

Land of LEGOs, Fantastical Animals and more in the Visitors Center!

Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel ($3)

Ride the solar powered Conservation Carousel!

Zoo Tubing on Lion/Tiger Hill ($3)

Sponsored by GEICO
Snow tube down two 150 foot tracks on the Lion/Tiger Hill!

National Zoo Choo-Choo ($3)

Ride the train on a merry tour through the zoo!

Animals

See our nocturnal critters in our exhibit buildings!



Learn more!

Entertainment

Gin-grr-bread Contest

Sponsored by Washingtonian Magazine
Design a home for the tiger cubs!

Nightly Raffle

Drawings every night! Visit any National Zoo store

Panda Claws

Head to Panda Plaza to watch Panda Claws dance inside a giant snow globe

Great Meadow Stage

Enjoy nightly performances by a variety of area music groups



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Amenities

Member Nights

FONZ Member Nights!

Food and Drink

Warm drinks and seasonal food throughout the Zoo!

Shopping

Do your Holiday shopping at the Zoo!

Strollers and More

Strollers, electric scooters, and wheelchairs

Shuttles

Friday and Saturday, Woodley Park station to the Zoo



Learn more!

Parking

Member Parking:
Free on Member Nights, $10 on all other nights.

Non-member parking:
$20.

FIVE WAYS TO GIVE BACK AT ZOOLIGHTS

1. DONATE OLD CELL PHONES

Help save primates, donate your old cell phones at the Visitor Center.

2. SPONSOR ZOOLIGHTS

In addition to attending this sensational event, you can help sponsor it or sponsor a specific light display.Learn more!

3. TAKE METRO TO ZOOLIGHTS

We encourage you to join us in our green mission and take Metro to the Zoo. The Zoo's Connecticut Avenue entrance is between the Red Line's Cleveland Park and Woodley Park metro stops. There is also a Metro Bus that stops directly in front of the Zoo. Pedestrians may enter the Zoo through the Connecticut Avenue or Harvard Street entrances.

4. COME TO PEPCO's SMART ENERGY SESSION

Pepco will present energy talks in the Think Tank to illuminate the best ways to save energy. Guests will receive free giveaways and learn how to conserve energy in their homes.

5. HELP BRING BISON BACK

To celebrate our Zoo’s 125th anniversary, we need your help to bring back the animal that sparked the conservation movement and the founding of our Zoo, the great American bison. This symbol of the American frontier roams the plains today as living proof that, together, we can do amazing things. Learn more!