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The Zoo is open! Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. Effective July 30, 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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Asia Trail/Panda Passes

The Zoo is free, but entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. Effective July 30, 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.

Asia Trail/Panda Passes are no longer required to visit the exhibits along Asia Trail, including giant pandas. Asia Trail is open to all Zoo guests. Smithsonian National Zoo Members have exclusive access to lower panda yard viewing and the indoor panda house from 8-9 a.m. every day throughout the summer.

To help ensure the safety of visitors, staff and animals, visitors are asked to limit their giant panda viewing to 15 minutes.

Xiao Qi Ji tends to be active in the early morning and early afternoon. However, please be aware that, at this age, he takes frequent naps and his activities may vary from day to day.

Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Xiao Qi Ji always have a choice of where they spend their time. You may not see Xiao Qi Ji during your visit if he is napping in his den or spending time in another off-exhibit area.

Yes! If you reserved a member Asia Trail/Panda Pass online, it is still valid for admission to the Zoo and parking for one vehicle on the date of your reservation. You may enter the Zoo anytime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Zoo closes at 4 p.m.

Panda Passes are no longer required to visit Asia Trail and the giant panda exhibit.

NEW: Members have exclusive access to lower panda yard viewing and the indoor panda house from 8-9 a.m. every day throughout the summer.

From 8-9 a.m. throughout the summer, members have exclusive access to the lower panda yard viewing area and the panda house. Show your proof of membership at the exhibit entrance, such as your member card or the email confirmation of your membership purchase.

If you're having trouble tracking down your proof of membership, please contact us at ZooMembership@si.edu.