National Zoo Lights

National Zoo Lights Washington DC 2013 is HERE!

Lights can make a rather boring area a magical place. Indeed, zoo lights can make any zoo a sparkly, luminous wonderland. Adorned with thousands of LED lights in different colors, the National Zoo in Washington DC is not an exemption.

Make your holiday experience at the National Zoo count. Actually, there are three ways by which you can enjoy Washington DC zoo lights. These are the lighted animal silhouettes, musical light displays and light sculptures in the garden.

Apart, you and your family may also enjoy other activities including riding the trackless train. The train ride will give you a unique view of all the light displays in the zoo.


What is good about this zoo lights is it is free and open to the public. However, guests will have to pay for parking. Parking rates are as follows:

  • $9 for members
  • $16 for non-members

Consider these rates as Washington DC zoo light coupons wherein you just have to pay a one-time parking fee for the whole family to enjoy.

Times and Dates:

Zoo lights hours are from 5 to 9 pm. Further, zoo lights dates are available on their website. Check it out to plan your trip.

National Zoo offers a program that you may never find in any other zoo in the US. This is called the sponsor zoo lights wherein the guests may not only attend the event, but they can also help sponsor a light or an entire light display.

If you want to experience the zoo life in a whole new light literally, then consider dropping by to the National Zoo. The best part is it is free and open to the public. There will be live performances on each zoo light night.