Hours

Grounds: 6am-6pm
Visitor Center: 9am-4:30pm
Exhibit Buildings: 10am-4:30pm
Concessions: 9am-4:30pm
Shops: 10am-5pm

Note: Winter hours are observed November to March and are currently in effect. View Summer hours.


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Getting to the Zoo

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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