How to See Giant Panda Cub Bei Bei

The panda house opens to visitors at 9 a.m. Please note: Cub viewing is not guaranteed. Animal behavior, weather, and other factors may affect viewing.

Can't make it to the Zoo? You can always watch Mei and Bei Bei on the panda cams.

Winter Hours


Grounds: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Visitor Center: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Exhibit Buildings: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Amazonia and Bird House open at 10 a.m.
Concessions: 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

NEW HOURS AS OF JAN. 1, 2016. View all hours and early closing dates.


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The Smithsonian's National Zoo is located in the heart of Northwest Washington, DC and spans 163 acres. There are several entrances to the Zoo and all are pedestrian and vehicle-friendly.

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