National Zoological ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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
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.
- Please wear comfortable shoes to the zoo as there will be a lot of walking involved.
- 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.
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36.05% 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
Fantastic zoo. It's very easy to walk. There is parking available around the zoo; however, I prefer to metro in and walk from a couple blocks away as it is easier than navigating the narrow DC streets. There are a lot of volunteers around the zoo and they are stationed are almost all the exhibits to help answer questions about the particular exhibit. They often have props aimed at helping children learn more about the animals. The best part is admission is free, come see are your tax dollars hard at work.
We went here on an over cast Friday and had a great time. The crowds were very small or not all all. Most of the animals were inside however the zoo had great inside viewing areas to see them. Eating options in the parks are poor and most of the seating is outside. We found one place near the kids area that had inside sitting. We enjoyed our trip and plan to go back when it's warmer out to see the animals again.
I'm always blown away by what the Smithsonian Institution is able to do without charging admissions. The zoo is well set up and for a small donation, you can receive a map to navigate around. Although it was a tad cold when we went, most of the animals were out and those that don't like the cold had signs posted notifying you. Great play area in back and a couple of eateries. Fun visit!
This zoo is great. They have all kinds of animals including some rare animals you cannot see in most other zoos. The zoo is free to enter. The zoo conducts and funds lots of animal research and slot of this is on display for you to see. The only downside is parking at the zoo if you can I would recommend walking or taking the metro to get a parking space you will need to arrive at the zoo early
At 40 degrees it was a perfect night to visit and enjoy Zoo Lights. I really enjoyed the scenery and they even have a veggie burger at the snack bar. Next time I hope they have more mulled wine but sounds like it's a popular item on the menu so they run out often. Great experience for all, both young and old.