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Brighten Up Your Night at ZooLights

Posted by Carten Cordell / Monday, November 26th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Smithsonian National Zoo

Ever wonder what goes on at the zoo after dark? Are all the animals in deep sleep or do they stay up partying late into the night? Find out this year at the sixth annual ZooLights celebration select nights in November and December. After dark, the Smithsonian National Zoo is brighter than ever! Animal zilhouettes will be lit up for a spectacular walk through the zoo at night. Not only stroll through the lighting design but you can also enjoy other attractions, exhibits and entertainment.

Check out the new garden scene light sculpture, Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center, Great Apes House, Think Tank and Kids’ Farm will stay open late especially for ZooLights. Don’t forget to have your holiday photo and panda photo taken. The lighting exhibit is free! Other entertainment such as the new Conservation Carousel or Zoo Tubing will be charge an entry fee.   

The Zoo will be shining the weekends of Nov. 23 – 25, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, Dec. 7 – 9, and every night beginning Dec. 14 – Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) from 5-9 p.m. For more information about specific events check out the ZooLights website.

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