National Zoological Park, Washington D. C.

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National Zoological Park, Washington D. C. - Address, Phone Number

Address: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008, United States

Phone: +1- 2026334888

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Time Required: 02:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

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About National Zoological Park, Washington D. C.

This massive zoo is a great attraction to visit in Washington D.C. Kids are sure to love it and adults are sure to learn a lot more here. Spanning over more than a hundred and sixty acres, the zoo is home to a wide variety of animals from around the world.

Arranged neatly into themed enclosures, the zoo houses big cats, birds, invertebrates, reptiles as well as other animals. They have been kept in the best habitat possible for a zoo and you can observe their behaviour very well.

The must see exhibits include the Asian Elephants as well as the Panda’s. In fact, the giant pandas might be the most visited exhibit at this place. Be sure to plan a whole day around this one, especially if you are going with older kids.

National Zoological Park Information

  • Please wear comfortable shoes to the zoo as there will be a lot of walking involved.

National Zoological Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • You can visit the grounds from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm every day. The timings given are for the exhibit building.
  • During summers the zoo is open till 6:00 pm.

How To reach National Zoological Park by Public Transport

  • Connecticut Ave NW

Restaurants Near National Zoological Park

  • Safeway
  • Old City Cafe of Jerusalem
  • Crumbs & Coffee Incorporated

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  • Went for the free Christmas light walk through a portion of the zoo. It is a short walk through the lights that starts at the main entrance and lets out on the side of the park. Forewarning, parking at the zoo costs $22. But there is neighborhood space around if you're willing to look. A little underwhelming and you have to walk back through the lights to get back to the front, or go around on the main street. They sell alcohol during the walk so that is a plus! Couldn't see any animals because it was dark out and they are all asleep. You do walk past the monkey area so there is a possibility! It is still a fun event, and free, so grab some friends and go!

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  • Went there this winter in December. They had this great light show going on and it was a first snow as well! So the whole thing was just amazing! So many light, decorations and even couple snow slopes;) small ones, for the kidsđź‘Ť it was pretty cold outside and what I loved the most-they had this little stores with fire pits outside where you can make your own s’mores! Isn’t it cool? Great experience! We didn’t see much of the animals inside, mostly everything was closed already, we came around 7-8pm. But we were able to see elephant trough the glass doors and bunch of reptiles as well. Glad that we went. Amazing time, amazing zoo!

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  • Wonderful zoo, one of the best I've been to on 3 continents. There are towers above you where the orangutans swing between! A carousel for the kids, multi animal-themed of course. There's good food and beer, that's the adult-themed part I suppose. They have giant pandas and Asian elephants! Very impressive.

  • Bundle up and enjoy the holiday lights guiding the Zoo pathway. This is great for all ages. Warm up and enjoy the exhibit halls that are open. They even have hot chocolate & kettle-corn you can buy to help warm up. Admission is free. Onsite parking is overpriced at $22. Metro stations are also nearby. Would love a slow moving tram or train to bring folks back up that big west side hill & it would also be another wonderful way to experience the lights.

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  • An absolutely wonderful place to visit with my daughter. The animals all looked happy and healthy, and the there were a large variety of different habitats to look at. Since research is also carried out here, there were a variety of interesting things to visit such as the Panda Habitat and the Think Tank.

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