Beginning Jan. 18, 2022, the Zoo is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at the Zoo, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas. Select animal buildings remain closed.

Share this page:

GRUMP Holiday Market at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

  • Animal pillows
    Photo credit: Tigerflight
  • Journal notebooks
    Photo Credit: Moonlight Bindery
  • DIY Kits
    Photo Credit: NikdaPooh Designs
  • Peacock Pillow
    Photo Credit: Naked Decor
  • Animal pillows
    Photo credit: Tigerflight
  • Animal pillows
    Photo credit: Tigerflight

ZooLights—powered by Pepco—at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is the perfect place to find gifts for everyone in the family. ZooLights visitors will have the opportunity to attend GRUMP, a European-style outdoor market, Dec. 15, 16 and 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This alternative art and crafts holiday show features gifts made by local artists for all ages, from handmade clothing, jewelry and books to home accessories, including prints, upcycled decorative pillows and glass art, to sweet treats, DIY kits and more. GRUMP will be located near the Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance; admission to this event is free. For more information about this event and to view a full list of participating artists, visit the Zoo’s website.

# # #