Most nights Friday, November 29th - Wednesday, January 1st
The National Zoo
Note: If you have small children especially, or if it is a cold night, you might want to choose from one of these options instead of walking uphill from the Woodley Park Metro. Most folks might not know this, but the zoo is actually equidistant to the Cleveland Park stop (about a 9 minute walk or so from either stop). Definitely recommend getting off at Cleveland Park instead, it is a much more interesting, easier, and flatter walk. From either station, you can also wait for the L1, L2 or L4 bus on Connecticut Ave if you don't want to walk, it drops you off right in front of the zoo entrance! You can also metro to Columbia Heights and access the zoo from the Harvard Street side near Adams Morgan. It's only an 12 minute walk or so from the metro if you walk across Irving to 16th, turn left and take a right on Harvard (see walking map). You can also get closer by bus, take the 42 or 43 bus from Connecticut Ave downtown or from Dupont to Harvard St, where the bus turns left off of Columbia Rd, it's about a 6 min walk or so downhill on Harvard. Get even closer with the H2 bus which goes right to zoo the entrance at the bottom of Adams Mill at Harvard. Pick it up on Columbia Rd at 14th St by the 7-11, though that line does not run that frequently. For bus info, visit metro online.