ZooLights at the National Zoo

Fri Nov 25, 2022
5:00pm to 9:00pm ET

This annual festive event features a variety of attractions including light shows, musical performances, inflatable slides, a train ride, and an outdoor market.

ZooLights is free but timed passes must be reserved in advance.

This year's schedule is as follows:

Nov. 25-27: Friday to Sunday

Dec. 2-4: Friday to Sunday

Dec. 9-11: Friday to Sunday

Dec. 16-23: Friday to Friday

Dec. 26-30: Monday to Friday

ZooLights attractions may not be open when temperatures are 35 degrees or below. 

Parking is $30.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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Dupont Circle - 8:30 AM Pick
Groundhog Day Celebration
Maydale Nature Classroom - 10:30 AM Pick
Storytime at Glen Echo Park Aquarium
Glen Echo Park Aquarium - 11:00 AM Pick
Explore More! In STEM: How the Museum Uses Light
National Museum of African American History & Culture - 11:00 AM Pick
Maple Sugaring Walk
Brookside Nature Center - various times Pick
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