Giant Panda House Closed

PLEASE NOTE: Mei Xiang has given birth to twins! The Panda House will remain closed while our team and Mei Xiang care for the newborns. As always, you can watch on the panda cams, and visitors to the Zoo will be able to see Tian Tian and Bao Bao outside.

Hours


Grounds: 6 a.m.- 8 p.m.
(last admittance 7 p.m.)
Visitor Center: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Exhibit Buildings: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Concessions: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Shops: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Note: Winter hours begin in November. 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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