Beginning Jan. 18, 2022, the Zoo is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at the Zoo, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas. Select animal buildings remain closed.
Explore a variety of educational programming for people of all ages through at-home activities, classes, school programs, webinars and more. Undergraduate, graduate and professional trainings are offered through the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.