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 is offered every Saturday and Sunday 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.

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