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The Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. Plan your visit.

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Membership

Welcome to the Smithsonian National Zoo Membership program! We'll be rolling out exciting new benefits throughout the spring and summer. Join today at any level to become a Charter Member!

The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has always been a great way to connect with animals while having fun with family and friends. When you become a member, you receive exclusive benefits like special opportunities to meet our Zoo residents, discounts at our stores and more. Please consider joining today!

Members are our strongest champions of animal conservation and wildlife research, and help us fulfill our mission to save species through science, education and global conservation work!

Membership News

In celebration of the Giant Panda 50th Anniversary, local businesses in Cleveland Park and Woodley Park are offering “Panda Specials” for Zoo visitors — including some exclusive offers for members! Specials range from themed treats to discounts on food, drinks and merchandise.

See Panda Specials

Membership FAQs

Learn more about Smithsonian National Zoo Membership in these FAQs.