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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Traffic Alert: Boo at the Zoo

Media Only: Devin Murphy 202-633-3055


Boo at the Zoo Kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26

WHAT:Boo at the Zoo

WHEN:Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 26-28, 2012
5:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Smithsonian's National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

3001 Connecticut Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20008

WHO:Due to the 14th annual Boo at the Zoo, traffic may be heavy around the Smithsonian's National Zoo the evenings of Oct. 26, 27 and 28. The Zoo will close early each afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in preparation for the event and will reopen for Boo at the Zoo guests at 5:30 p.m.