National zoological park, Washington D. C., United states, North america
  • Phone: +1- 2026334888
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
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    March
    Open

    Everyday

    10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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    Address: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008, United States Show on map

About National Zoological Park, Washington D. C.

Address: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008, United States Show on map
  • Sightseeing

Added 34826 times in trip plans

  • Phone: +1- 2026334888
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
    Details
    March
    Open

    Everyday

    10:00 am - 06:00 pm

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.

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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 Get To National Zoological Park by Public Transport

  • Connecticut Ave NW

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  • Was a really great day with the kids. It was pretty cold so not everything could be seen, rightly so for tropical and temperate animals. The kids loved the day and that is who it was for. They saw enough to keep them very entertained. Will definitely go back in the warmer months. But I did like it with out the huge crowds. Food was pretty good as well as pram access.

  • I love the DC zoo. My daughter always has a great time. It helps to know your way around because it's on a pretty decent sized hill. It's definitely worn out some friends and relatives I've come with. They have an awesome carousel with zoo animals. Go early for smaller crowds and more active animals. Consider packing a lunch.

  • Impressive zoo. However, most were not in their exhibit due to the weather. Probably best in warmer weather. However, it's still a great zoo. The zoo staff are friendly and willing to answer questions on the animals. Of course, the best is the panda exhibit and you can see them from different angles. I enjoyed the maze-like trail leading you around the exhibits. I spent close to five hours here and some of the exhibits were closed because of the cold weather. Great place for families.

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  • One of my favorite places to go with the kids. The membership is a must. Being a member gives you free parking, so if you park there 4 times a year, you pay off the membership cost. The zoo is a great place to see pandas, gorillas, orangutans, and other animals. You also can get great exercise going from one end of the zoo to the other because it is on an incline!

  • Review of both the zoo and Date Night: Out of all of the Smithsonian institutions, for me the zoo has the best "re-visit value." I love the different exhibits at the museums, but for some reason the zoo keeps me coming back more often and I've never had a bad time (I avoid the pandas at peak tourist season). My SO bought us tickets to Date Night at Zoo Lights last night, and it was an absolute blast! The lights were beautiful, and the events were more fun than we expected. Along the main path, there were drinks and gifts being handed out, and some of the indoor exhibits were open. The small mammals were definitely way more active at night than during the day. We also got a free carousel ride and rode tubes down a big hill. It was like being a kid again! Best night ever.

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