Light Up the Night - Washington, D.C.

Saturday, December 10 | 5-9 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with the Baylor Family at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute in DC! As the animals sleep for the night, the zoo grounds come alive with magical lights and holiday cheer. We encourage all guests to wear green and gold in support of Baylor University. Baylor Bears of all ages are welcome to join.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.

Get Your Tickets

Please meet at the Panda Plaza which is located near the entrance, between 6-7 p.m. before beginning your journey through the zoo. Please refer to the Zoo Map listed below to locate Panda Plaza (#4).

*Once you've purchased your tickets through the Smithsonian Zoo, please email with your group name and number of attendees so we know to look for you!


Event Details

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008


A flat-rate parking fee of $30 applies to all Zoo Lights attendees. During Member Night, members receive free parking at Zoo Lights.

Zoo Map

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