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American Trail at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
Bring Back Bison

Let's bring bison back to our Zoo!

Smithsonian's National Zoo App

The Smithsonian's National Zoo app lets you enjoy the Zoo, no matter where you are! Download our first mobile app from the App Store and Google Play for only $1.99.

Our app has gone international! Download it from app stores worldwide!

Enjoy the following features anywhere:

  • Giant panda cam: We've made sure nothing gets in the way of your panda fix! Whether you're waiting in line at the grocery store, riding the metro, or catching the bus, our app makes it easy to check in on Mei Xiang and Tian Tian when you need that panda pick-me-up.
  • Children's activities: Entertain (and educate) children with kid-friendly features that help them learn about hundreds of zoo animals, the noises they make, and the ecosystems they inhabit. When you really need a boredom-buster, "Zooify" yourself and send the photos to family and friends!
  • Animal index: Fancy yourself a zoologist? Test your knowledge against our index of Zoo animal facts and figures!
  • Six live animal cams: Along with our giant panda cam, enjoy five other live animal cams featuring gorillas, tigers, flamingos, lions, and golden lion tamarins.

Make your day at the Zoo even better with these features:

  • GPS-enabled interactive map of the Zoo: First time at the Zoo? Our interactive map will help you navigate the 163-acre park like a true Zoo Guide! Locate animal exhibits, restrooms, food amenities, and gift shops with ease.
  • Animal demonstrations schedule: More than 30 animal demonstrations take place at the Zoo every day. With our app, add demos and programs to your own calendar and enjoy the park without fear of losing track of time. You'll never miss a Lemur Feeding again!
  • Four self-guided tours: Experience in-depth guides on your own schedule!
  • Live public transportation feed: Access up-to-the-minute Metro train and NextBus feeds for taking public transportation to and from the Zoo.

App Store

Google Play

Troubleshooting Your Mobile Device

If you're having difficulties downloading or using our app, these tips will help you quickly get back to enjoying your virtual visit to the Zoo.


Mobile App Screen Shots