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.

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C2S2 Cheetah Sustainability Program

This week, we will be transferring female cheetah Carmelita from the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Conservation...

Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Saturday, January 17, 2015