ZooLights is a free winter celebration held at the National Zoo for animal lovers of all ages. The fun begins every night (except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve) at 5:00pm and runs until 9:00pm.
The main attraction is, as the name suggests, the lights. The Zoo animals and their keepers go all out decorating the exhibits with Christmas lights, and the National Zoo’s website promises that this year’s ZooLights will be “brighter than ever!”
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Also available for a contribution of $3 per ride is the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel, with 58 different animal figurines offering solar powered rides, Zoo Tubing on Lion/Tiger Hill, where patrons can ride down one of two 150’ long tracks, and the National Zoo Choo-Choo, a train that will take guests around the Zoo to tour all the light displays.
And, of course, the nocturnal animals will be on display every night. The Small Mammal House, the Great Ape House, the
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