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Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family

Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family

October 17, 2006 – Permanent

National Zoo
3000 Block of Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: Olmstead Walk

The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is home to four giant pandas: Tian Tian (adult male), Mei Xiang (adult female), Bao Bao (juvenile female), and a male cub named Bei Bei. The panda house is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, the line for the panda house may close as early as 2 p.m. if crowds are heavy.

The Giant Panda Habitat features the following:

  • An outdoor area, 4 yards, and 4 dens.
  • A Conservation Plaza with information on ongoing efforts to save the pandas and their habitats, a large-scale topographic map, and interactive touch-screen kiosks.
  • An Experience Zone with some of the features of the panda yard, including cooling rocks, a panda grotto, and foggers to mimic the environment in their native habitat.
  • A Research Center (in the indoor exhibit area) with information on panda research at the zoo and the panda's life cycle and biology.


PLEASE NOTE: Mei Xiang has given birth! The Panda House will remain closed while our team and Mei Xiang care for Bei Bei. As always, you can watch on the panda cams, and visitors to the Zoo will be able to see Tian Tian and Bao Bao outside. Bei Bei will make his public debut Jan. 16, 2016.

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