The zoo is open! All visitors will require free entry passes and be required to follow safety measures. Free timed-entry Asia Trail/Panda Passes are required for the giant panda viewing.

National Zoo Choo Choo Attraction

Open Seasonally
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National Zoo Choo Choo

Admission is free, but entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. Visitors must follow safety measures. Free Asia Trail/Panda Passes are required for giant panda viewing and can be reserved at the Zoo during your visit. For the safety of visitors, staff and animals, a very limited number of Panda Passes are available each day.

This miniature, trackless train takes visitors on a 3-5 minute loop around the Great Meadow.

The National Zoo Choo Choo runs seasonally, during ZooLights and spring break week.

Ticket Information

The National Zoo Choo Choo accommodates riders ages 2-11 years old. Tickets may be purchased at the National Zoo Choo Choo ticket kiosk at the Great Meadow.

FONZ members at the Premier level and higher enjoy free rides! Join now or learn more.

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