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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 departing Feb. 21, 2017), and a male cub named Bei Bei. The panda house is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 p.m. summer). 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.

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