Out & About

Check Out Zoo Lights for Free

Christmas LightsSee the Zoo in a whole new light. This year, as a holiday gift to the city, Friends of the National Zoo announces ZooLights is free.

Create memories with loved ones while enjoying thousands of environmentally-friendly light & animal exhibits and entertainment. Visitors can warm up in their animal houses while attending special keeper talks, or stop by the Visitor Center to see the Zoo-themed model trains and the gingerbread habitat contest entries on display in the auditorium. Of course, the crown jewels of ZooLights are the dozens of animal light displays, including a new display featuring Andean bears.

6-8:30 p.m.

December 3-12
(Friday through Sunday nights)

December 17-January 1
(Every night except December 24, 25, and 31)


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