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Night of the Living Zoo

October 25, 2019
From: 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Step right up for Friends of the National Zoo’s adults-only night of curiosities, grotesques and beastly good fun: Night of the Living Zoo, sponsored by Groupon.

On Friday, October 25, from 7 to 10:30 p.m., the dark carnival arrives at Smithsonian’s National Zoo to thrill crowds, and this year, if you dress ghoulishly grand and you could win a $1,000 grand prize for the costume competition, sponsored by American Association for the Advancement of Science. Street performers—including a sword swallower, a fire eater, living statues, magicians and stilt walkers—will delight guests.

Food trucks will sell delicious food to pair with craft beer and wine. There will be dancing, live-band karaoke and animal encounters. VIP guests also will enjoy complimentary food from local restaurants, an exclusive mixed drink and a souvenir. These special guests also can get their fortunes told, indulge in treats at a candy bar, enjoy a private DJ and dance floor, and snap an Instagram pic at a special photo station.

General admission tickets are $30 for FONZ members and $40 for non-members, and they include two drink tickets. VIP tickets are $65 for FONZ members and $90 for non-members, and they include three drink tickets. 

Tickets are available now at

Event Location

Friends of the National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Woodley Park

Admission: $30-$90


Posted by: Friends of the National Zoo