Member Parking Information
A valid FONZ membership card with matching photo ID is required for free or discounted parking. Parking spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan to arrive early when weather is nice. National Zoo parking gates open at 8:00 a.m. April through October and many animals are in their outdoor exhibits before 10:00 a.m. during the summer season.
Members who forget their membership cards, do not have matching IDs, or present illegible or expired cards or IDs, will be charged the full parking fee.
Need a temporary replacement card? Please contact the FONZ Membership Office at least 1 business day in advance your visit if notice your card is damaged or missing so that we can send you a temporary membership verification letter via email. The FONZ Membership Office can be reached directly via
email or phone at (202) 633-2922, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Lost your membership cards? Replacement cards are available online for a $5.00 reprinting fee.