The Zoo will be closed Saturday, Jan. 29, due to winter weather.

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.

Share this page:

Zoo to Host Science Fair March 6

Organized by Friends of the National Zoo, the Science Fair is part of the Zoo’s ongoing commitment to education. About 20 seventh-grade students from Jefferson Middle School and Capital City Public Charter School will exhibit their projects, which are based on the National Zoo’s research, animals and conservation efforts. The event will take place in the Amazonia Science Gallery and is free and open to the public between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Graduate student Clark Rushing and Postdoctoral Research Associate Marietta Dindo worked with both schools to guide the students in choosing a project topic, using the scientific method in their work and presenting their research. Four National Zoo scientists and staff members will judge the projects for creativity, relevance to the National Zoo’s mission and the use of the scientific method. Judges will award prizes to the top two projects and to their favorites.