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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Press Conference: Cause of Panda Cub Death

WHAT:Media will be informed about the results from the panda cub necropsy and receive an update about the mother giant panda.

Thursday, Oct. 11

8:30 a.m.: Photo opportunity: Both giant pandas, Mei Xiang (female) and Tian Tian (male), will be in their outdoor yards. Each panda will receive a frozen fruit treat at 9 a.m.

10 a.m.: News conference

Asia Trail at Smithsonian's National Zoo

Upper Trail outside of giant panda exhibits
3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W.

Park in Bus Parking Lot