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Arlington, Virginia National Zoo

National Zoo

3001 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC
202-633-48888
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The Washington DC National Zoo

Not only is Washington DC the seat of US government, it's also the location of one of the world's greatest zoological parks, the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo. Approximately 2,000 animals of 400 different species call the grounds home, and almost a quarter of them are endangered. Thus, the National Zoo is not only a destination for people visiting the US capital, it's also a pioneering leader in animal care, education, and sustainable environmental conservation.

Detail

Summer


Exhibit Buildings 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
(April-October) Winter
(November-March) Exhibit Buildings 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Grounds 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visitor Center, Shops, and Concessions 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last Admittance 7 p.m. N/A

FAQs

What is the National Zoo?


The National Zoo is part of the Smithsonian Institution, so admission is free for everyone. It is a 163-acre zoological park, with field stations focused on sustainability around the world.

What is there to see?


Creatures you can expect to see range from the Zoo's most famous residents, majestic giant pandas, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, to Asian elephants, western lowland gorillas, Sumatran tigers, lemurs, lions, and powerful cheetahs, as well as adorable new additions being born everyday. There's also a Kid's Farm for children to learn about the value of farming, while petting some of the Zoo's safer animals.

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