Date Night 2016

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Smithsonian National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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**Members: First click on "Enter Promotional Code" then enter your FONZ Member Number to access discounted tickets.**

FONZ member tickets - $50 per couple

Non-member tickets - $65 per couple

Spice up your love life at the Friends of the National Zoo's biggest and brightest holiday event, Date Night at ZooLights, powered by Pepco.

On Thursday, December 8, ZooLights amps up the romance for couples, featuring an exclusive date night giveaway and holiday carolers at the Great Meadow. You and your boo will also enjoy champagne cocktails, hot toddies, and sweet treats, along with a spin on the carousel, and snow-less tubing.

Love birds will receive:

  • Exclusive Date Night Giveaway
  • Champagne Cocktail* (one per person)
  • Hot Toddy* (one per person)
  • Snow-less tube rides (one ticket per person)
  • Carousel Rides (one ticket per person)
  • Sweet Treat (one per couple)

*Non-alcoholic versions available

Parking not included. FONZ members receive free parking as the event is within Member Week. Non-member parking is $22.


Is the Zoo and ZooLights open during the event?

Yes! ZooLights will be open during Date Night for event attendees and the public.

Can I see animals at the event?

Yes! During ZooLights the Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center, and Think Tank will be open.

Is this an event for all ages?

Love comes in many forms and all ages. Date Night is an adult event, but we understand if you’d like to make it a family affair. Just be sure to grab a ticket for everyone 2-years-old and above.

Will the carousel be operating?

Yes! Two tickets are included in your Date Night package. Additional tickets may be purchased at the event.

Is there a charge for parking?

Yes! Standard ZooLights parking rates apply. Free Parking for FONZ members (Date Night is during Member Week). Non-member parking is $22.

Will tickets be sold at the door?

If the event DOES NOT sell out, tickets will be sold at the door. Credit cards only.
FONZ members - $60 per couple
Non-members - $75 per couple

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

A valid photo ID is required for alcohol purchases.

Can I receive a refund?

No. Ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. The event is held rain or shine.

BrewLights is sponsored by 99.7 Fresh FM.

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3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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