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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

March 15–September:
9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily
(Grounds 8 a.m.–7 p.m.)
October–March 14:
9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily
(Grounds 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Open every day of the year, weather permitting, except December 25

Admission is FREE




3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC

See Map »

Metro Station
Metro RedWoodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan or Cleveland Park

Parking at the Zoo is a flat fee of $22. Parking is free for FONZ members at Premier Level and above. See map and get driving directions.