Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



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National Zoo Information

Admission to the National Zoo is FREE. There is a fee for parking in Zoo lots, but we're located near Metrorail and Metrobus stops.

Visitor Info | About Us

Phone: 202.633.4888

Panda questions?

Please review the information on our panda pages before emailing us your questions. We are no longer seeking bamboo donations.

Students and Educators

We don't have the resources to answer everyone's questions about animals, what it's like to work at a zoo, or how we design zoo exhibits. We're unable to arrange student-staff interviews, job shadowing or answer a list of questions. Please see our fact sheets, field trip info, and other great education resources.

Write to us at:

National Zoo Information
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Visit us at:

National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Please read the information above and check our frequently asked questions before emailing us. Due to the volume of emails we receive, we are unable to respond to all correspondence. Web cam concerns are addressed here. If your question was not answered in our frequently asked questions, email us.

Lost and Found

For items you may have accidentally left at the Zoo, please call the Zoo Police at 202.633.4134, or visit the Police Office off Olmsted Walk just above the Mane Grill.

FONZ Membership

Web: Members

Phone: 202.633.3038

Mailing address:
FONZ Membership
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013-7012

If you are a FONZ member or have questions about membership, email us. Due to the high volume of correspondence we receive, it may take up to two weeks to receive a reply. If you need more immediate assistance, please call us at 202.633.3038.

Support the Zoo

Office of Advancement

Web: Support the Zoo

Phone: 202.633.3144

Mailing address:
Office of Advancement
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian Institution
MRC 5508
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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FONZ Office of Education and Volunteer Services

Web: Volunteers

Email us

Phone: 202.633.3025


National Zoo and FONZ Jobs

Web: Job Seekers

National Zoo and FONZ Internships and Fellowships

Web: Internships and Fellowships

Smithsonian Office of Human Resources
For National Zoo jobs

Phone: 202.633.6370

Web: Jobs

FONZ Office of Human Resources
For FONZ jobs

Phone: 202.633.3085

Web: Jobs


Web: Press Room

Contact: 202.633.3055

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Image Copyright and Use

Contact: 202.633.3055

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute


Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, VA 22630

Phone: 540.635.6500

Fax: 540.635.6506

Other Inquiries

FONZ Directory