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The zoo is open! All visitors will require free entry passes and be required to follow safety measures. Free timed-entry Asia Trail/Panda Passes are required for the giant panda viewing.

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Migratory Bird Center Public Outreach

The Migratory Bird Center engages people of all ages through special events, citizen science programs, a birding club, and a future exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Scientists at the Zoo demonstrate bird banding, one of the primary methods used to study wild birds.
The Smithsonian's National Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House will transform into a first-of-its-kind attraction that immerses visitors in the annual journeys of western hemisphere birds.
Through this Smithsonian citizen science program, participants contribute to important scientific research by re-sighting banded birds and monitoring nests.