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× EFFECTIVE MONDAY, NOV. 23: As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums will temporarily close. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our websites and social media.

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Zoo Temporarily Closed Effective Nov. 23

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed effective Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our websites and social media.

Ticket Holders:

Refunds will be automatically processed for Paid Parking Passes for Nov. 23 and after. Visitors who had reserved timed-entry passes to visit at a future date are being contacted directly.

Today's Hours

Grounds : CLOSED

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Parking & Directions

Whether taking the Metro, driving or walking, getting to the Zoo is easy! The main entrance is located at 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Safety and Park Rules

The Smithsonian's National Zoo is a wonderful place to explore, learn and have fun. These few rules help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all visitors.