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× The Zoo is reopening May 21! Stay tuned for details on free timed-entry ticket pass reservations, safety measures, free timed-entry Asia Trail/Panda Passes and special Smithsonian National Zoo Member benefits.

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Zoo Reopening in May

The Zoo is reopening May 21! Stay tuned for details on free timed-entry ticket pass reservations, safety measures, free timed-entry Asia Trail/Panda Passes and special Smithsonian National Zoo Member benefits.

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.