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National Zoological Park

One of the world’s best zoos and home to approximately 2,000 animals representing nearly 400 species, of which about a quarter are endangered; provides leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.

Highlights Giant pandas, Asian elephants, white-naped cranes, western lowland gorillas, Sumatran tigers, cheetahs, and North Island brown kiwis

Location 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC Metro StationMetro RedWoodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan or Cleveland Park Information 202-633-4888

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Admission is FREE Hours April–October: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily
(Grounds 6 a.m.–8 p.m.)
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily
(Grounds 6 a.m.–6 p.m.)

Open every day of the year, weather permitting, except December 25
Parking Parking at the Zoo is a flat fee of $22. Parking is free for FONZ members at Premier Level and above. See map and get driving directions. Accesibility map