The Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomes guests free of charge all year long, but you have an extra incentive to visit this holiday season thanks to ZooLights. Now through New Year’s Day, the National Zoo bursts with holiday cheer, its exhibits set aglow by more than 500,000 twinkling, eco-friendly lights.
Come to ZooLights to explore the many shimmering displays and watch a special holiday light show with a soundtrack of seasonal tunes. This year, kids can head to the Glow Zone in the Great Meadow to play with light-up games and experience holiday-themed activities. Adults, on the other hand, should be sure to visit CulturalDC’s Space4 Mobile Art Gallery. The repurposed shipping container has been moving all across the city, showcasing works of art by local talents, and it’s coming to the zoo for the duration of the ZooLights celebration.