National Zoological ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1- 2026334888
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
National Zoological Park - Review
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 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
- Old City Cafe of Jerusalem
- Crumbs & Coffee Incorporated
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Zoological Park
36.1% of people who visit Washington D. C. include National Zoological Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
42.59% of people start their National Zoological Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see National Zoological Park
90.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Zoological Park
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National Zoological Park, Washington D. C. Reviews
I like our city zoo. It is always clean, everything working properly. There is many vending machines and people selling ice cream. Cool hats and shirts. And the best of course, many beautiful creatures. I have to mention i remember seeing a hippo before and anacondas, but of course things are always changing. If you love watching snakes then this is the right place. There are so many, of every color you can think of, with horns, stripes, rings, etc, etc. It is captivating! Kids love it!
How can I give it any less than 5 stars? It’s a gorgeous zoo that costs $0 to get in and does amazing conservation work. I feel so lucky that I get to live in this city and take my kids to this zoo whenever i want to without paying a dime. But we do often purchase the yearly memberships since it supports the zoo and for the ease of the free parking. Plus the member discounts on such events as snore and roar make it even more worth it!
Oh what a wonderful zoo tucked in a very interesting spot. They have all sorts of animals that the kids will enjoy. They have shows but make sure you look up the times. Now it is free to get in but parking close is $20 so keep that in mind (but for what you get that is a small price to pay). It’s clean and organized. I highly recommend this beautiful zoo.
This zoo is free to get in however you have to pay for parking which is 25.00. The zoo it self was nice could use some updating. Most of the animals were not out when we got there as it was a very hot day in Aug. The panda's were the best. They have tons of gift shops some food places. Some of the buildings were closed for renovations. Pretty good size zoo we did it in 5 hours as we went later in day when we arrived in DC but was plenty to see all. If it's it's a nice day and you would like to see the shows I would than recommend more than 5 hours.
Lovely zoo. Pretty hilly so be prepared. Plenty of areas to park a stroller if the kid needs to walk or be carried. Staff seem happy to chat. I would recommend avoiding their prepared food at the cafes and lunch counters at all costs. I was ready for the ridiculous prices ($10 chicken strips and fries) but the food was foul. Tasted like it was cooked in very old oil. The picnic areas are full of pigeons and starlings that fly in and out of the eating areas, occasionally landing on the tables. Do yourself a favour and pack some PB&Js and have lunch on a bench.