UPDATE: The Zoo was temporarily closed due to a bomb threat on Aug. 29. Out of an abundance of caution, staff and visitors were evacuated as the Metropolitan Police Department investigated. Following a thorough sweep, MPD gave the “all clear” and confirmed no evidence of a threat was found. The Zoo will remain closed today and reopen tomorrow, Aug. 30.
The Zoo is temporarily closed due to a bomb threat. Reopening information will be posted when it becomes available. All other Smithsonian museums remain open. Out of an abundance of caution, staff and visitors have been evacuated as the Metropolitan Police Department investigates.