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Smithsonian National Zoological Park

National Zoo

Courtesy of the National Zoo

Two thousand animals from about 400 species comprise the National Zoo.

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Smithsonian National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W.



Hours:  Summer: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Winter: Daily 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Price:  Free admission

Type:  Nature Centers & Zoos

Explore the furry and scaly wildlife—from lions to ants—at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Kids and adults will enjoy a nature day and animal interactions. Watch an octupus feeding demonstration or meet one of New Zealand's best known-birds, the kiwi, at the Bird House. The zoo is a place where people can appreciate the animals, learn about wildlife and its conservation and find peace in the gardens.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.

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