ZooLights, powered by Pepco
Every night from November 29 to January 1
(except for December 24, 25, and 31).
Admission is free!
Free Parking & More for FONZ Members on MEMBER NIGHTS!
December 2 - December 8
(Become a FONZ Member)
ZooLights is brighter than ever!
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!
See our nocturnal critters in our exhibit buildings!
Sponsored by Washingtonian Magazine
Design a home for the tiger cubs!
Drawings every night! Visit any National Zoo store
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
FONZ Member Nights are 12/2-12/8
Food and Drink
Warm drinks and seasonal food throughout the Zoo!
Do your Holiday shopping at the Zoo!
Strollers and More
Strollers, electric scooters, and wheelchairs
Friday and Saturday, Woodley Park station to the Zoo
Free on Member Nights, $10 on all other nights.
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!