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Night of the Living Zoo
From: 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Step right up for Friends of the National Zoos 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 Smithsonians 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 performersincluding a sword swallower, a fire eater, living statues, magicians and stilt walkerswill 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 fonz.org/nolz.