VISITORS: Despite the government shutdown, the Zoo is OPEN Sunday, Jan. 21 and Monday, Jan. 22. The Smithsonian can use prior year funds still available to us to do so. We will update our status beyond Monday as soon as we know. 
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Night of the Living Zoo Member Tickets on Sale Now

  • Night of the Living Zoo guests wearing costumes

Night of the Living Zoo is sold out, but don't let that get you down. Cheer up with a hoppy holiday celebration at the Smithsonian's National Zoo: BrewLights is Dec. 1! Don’t delay, get your BrewLights tickets today.

Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo. Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular DC food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists while dancing to music at the DJ dance party. It's a wicked night of fun that would be scary to miss!

Visit the Night of the Living Zoo event page for details.