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The Smithsonian's National Zoo app lets you enjoy the Zoo, no matter where you are! Available from the App Store and Google Play for only $1.99.

Enjoy the following features anywhere:

  • Three live animal cams: Along with the Giant Panda Cam, enjoy the Elephant Cam and Lion Cam. Whether you're waiting in line at the grocery store, riding the metro, or catching the bus, the app makes it easy to check in on the Zoo's pandas, elephants and lions.
  • Children's activities: Entertain (and educate) children with kid-friendly features that help them learn about hundreds of Zoo animals, the noises they make and the ecosystems they inhabit. When you really need a boredom-buster, "Zooify" yourself and send the photos to family and friends!
  • Animal index: Fancy yourself a zoologist? Test your knowledge against the index of Zoo animal facts and figures!

Make your day at the Zoo even better with these features:

  • GPS-enabled interactive map of the Zoo: The interactive map will help you navigate the 163-acre park like a true Zoo guide! Locate animal exhibits, restrooms, food amenities and gift shops with ease.
  • Animal demonstrations schedule: More than 30 animal demonstrations take place at the Zoo every day. With the app you can add demos and programs to your own calendar and enjoy the park without fear of losing track of time. You'll never miss a Lemur feeding again!
  • Four self-guided tours: Experience in-depth guides on your own schedule!
  • Live public transportation feed: Access up-to-the-minute Metro train and NextBus feeds for taking public transportation to and from the Zoo.

Troubleshooting on your mobile device?

Please see the following resources

If you're still experiencing problems, please email support@xcosoftware.com