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Asia Trail

Asia Trail is home to the following Asian species: sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, giant pandas, and Japanese giant salamander.

Binding the Nation

This gallery provides an overview of mail service in America from colonial times through the 19th century, stressing the importance of written communication in the young nation.

Bird House and the Outdoor Flight Exhibit

The National Zoo is home to hundreds of birds from all over the world.

Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort

Examine iconic works and major pieces never before seen in the United States by Brian Jungen (Dunne-za First Nations/Swiss/Canadian), widely regarded as the foremost Native artist of his generation.

Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

This exhibition shows how butterflies have evolved, adapted, and diversified with their plant partners over millions of years. Includes a live butterfly experience (tickets required).

Cheetah Conservation Station

Cheetahs and other animals of the African savanna can be seen engaged in natural behaviors in a grassland setting similar to their natural habitat.

Dinosaurs: Reptiles, Masters of Land

All of the old favorites are on view in the exhibition hall—Diplodocus, T. rex, and Triceratops—and more.

Elephant Trails

As part of the Zoo's campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo's Asian elephants provides new indoor and outdoor space and features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multi-generational herd.

Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt

Learn about Egyptian burial ritual and cosmology and what they reveal about life in ancient Egypt.

Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints

This exhibition features a full set of photorealist prints of city scenes created from 1972 to 1991 by this artist.

Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants

This exhibition provides a look at life from an ant's point of view through large-format photographs of ants going about their daily business, a cast of an underground ant city, and a live ant colony.

George Washington: A National Treasure

In celebration of its acquisition by and for the American people, the famous and iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart will leave the nation's capital for a cross-country tour.

Gettysburg Address

To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the museum showcases the rarely exhibited White House's copy of the Gettysburg Address.

Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family

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 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.

Great Ape House

This exhibition is home to western lowland gorillas and orangutans.

Great Cats: Lions and Tigers

See living, breathing, roaring Sumatran tigers and African lions and learn more about these endangered animals.

How Things Fly

This interactive gallery explains the basic principles of air and space flight through hands-on activities.

Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses

See 55 dresses and more than 200 related items from the Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin regions in this exhibition of Native women's identity through traditional dress and its contemporary evolution.

Insect Zoo, O. Orkin

The Insect Zoo focuses on live insects and their relationships with plants, animals, and humans.

Kids' Farm

This child-friendly exhibition reveals that most of the food we eat comes from a farm and allows visitors to lend a hand around the farm.


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