Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Highlights Tour

Saturdays & Sundays | 9:45 a.m.

Schedule a two-hour walking Highlights Tour for a great way to get the best out of the Zoo in a limited period of time.

On the tour you'll...

  • See some of the Zoo's most interesting animals—cheetahs, Asian elephants, golden lion tamarins, Aldabra tortoises, lions, and Andean bears—to name just a few!
  • Have a trained guide answer your questions
  • Learn how the Zoo takes care of its animals
  • Hear firsthand how the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is working to save species

The Highlights Tour can be scheduled most Saturdays and Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Tours are offered year-round, are wheelchair accessible, and are guaranteed to be no larger than 10 people per group. All tour members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Click on any month below to browse available dates and to register for your tour. Please note that after selecting your date you must scroll down to the bottom of the form and click the "Register" button to complete your reservation.

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

For questions, contact Lois Phoebus at 202-633-3056.