Visitors Arriving Via Metro: Due to track maintenance, the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park metro stations (those closest to the Zoo) will be closed for the remaining Saturdays and Sundays in May. A FREE shuttle bus will operate between the Dupont Circle and Van Ness stations, making intermediate stops in front of the Zoo and at the closed stations. Find more information about getting to the Zoo on the Parking and Directions page.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is proud to announce Jonathan D. Ballou, research scientist emeritus, has received the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)’s... read more
Ever since 41-year-old Asian elephant Shanthi was diagnosed with arthritis in her front wrists more than a decade ago, animal care staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have been working to minim... read more
The planet's last stronghold of wild cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) is losing genetic diversity at an alarming rate according to a new study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)... read more