Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Zoo Map

Browse the interactive map to discover what's where at the Zoo.

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Getting Around the Zoo

Sitting entirely on a hillside, the Zoo makes for a steep hike. We recommend wearing comfortable footwear so you can fully enjoy your day at the Zoo.

The Zoo's guest shuttle runs on a continuous loop from the Bus Lot to the Crossroads (bottom of Olmsted Walk) and back. The shuttle takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete the loop and does not stop at the C lot.

For more tips, please see the Visiting the Zoo FAQ's

Shuttle Hours
Summer: 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Winter: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm