Update Jan. 2: Smithsonian Statement on Government Shutdown

All Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo are closed effective Jan. 2
January 2, 2019
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Due to the federal government shutdown, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed. 

The National Zoo live-animal cameras, including the panda cam, are not broadcasting. All the animals will continue to be fed and cared for at the National Zoo. A shutdown will not affect the Zoo’s commitment to the safety of staff and the standard of excellence in animal care. 

For the status of Smithsonian Associates events, please check  smithsonianassociates.org.


This announcement will be updated as needed.

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Linda St. Thomas



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