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× The Zoo is open! 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.

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Visit the Zoo!

The Zoo is free, but 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.

Today's Hours

Grounds : 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last admittance 3 p.m.

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.

Attractions

Planning a visit to the Smithsonian's National Zoo? Don't miss these exciting attractions throughout the park.

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.

Entry Passes (Tickets)

All guests must reserve entry passes online before visiting the Zoo.