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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FONZ volunteer Ann Bissell, named Washingtonian of the Year

Congratulations to our very own FONZ volunteer Ann Bissell, named "Washingtonian of the Year" for 2014 by Washingtonian...

Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Thursday, January 15, 2015