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National Zoological Park
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Public Programs and ToursThe Smithsonian provides a number of access services for public programs, to request service such as an interpreted or tactile tour please contact the museum at 202-633-3056 (voice/tape) or e-mail Lois Phoebus preferably 2 weeks in advance of program.

National Zoological Park

One of the world’s best zoos and home to approximately 2,000 animals representing nearly 400 species, of which about a quarter are endangered; provides leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.

Highlights Giant pandas, Asian elephants, white-naped cranes, western lowland gorillas, Sumatran tigers, cheetahs, and North Island brown kiwis

Location 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC

Metro StationMetro RedWoodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan or Cleveland Park. Information 202-633-4888

Alternate FormatsExhibition videos that contain narration are captioned. Go Smithsonian is available at the Information Desk in Braille and CD, if you are interested in other exhibition brochures in an alternate format ask at the Information Desk or email the Accessibility Program.
 Admission is FREEHours April–October:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
Open every day of the year, weather permitting, except December 25

Parking at the Zoo is $16 for the first three hours, and $22 for more than three hours (maximum $22 per day). Parking is free for FONZ members. See map and get driving directions.
EntranceThe entrance is accessible. Manual Wheelchairs are available at the Security Desk. ID is required to borrow a wheelchair. BathroomsThe bathrooms are accessible.