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Zoo Temporarily Closed

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

Today's Hours

Grounds : CLOSED

Latest Panda News

Check out the latest news about Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and Xiao Qi Ji.

Zoo Map

See the map for a guide to your next Zoo adventure.

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.