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Dino Summer

June 1-Sept. 2
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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.

This summer visitors can travel back millions of years as the Smithsonian’s National Zoo presents a “Dino Summer” featuring two dinosaur experiences of prehistoric proportions — "Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live,” an experiential theater production featuring a larger-than-life dinosaurs, and “DinoRoars,” an outdoor exhibit of six massive animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar.

The fun doesn't stop with dinos! Catch a screening of the movie PANDAS and swing by one of the Zoo's new food trucks. Become a FONZ member today for special discounts during Dino Summer and all year long!

DinoRoars

It's a summer of prehistoric proportions! From June 1 to Sept. 2, take a self-guided safari around the Zoo to meet animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar.

Adopt a Species

The Adopt a Species program is currently paused, and packages are not available for purchase at this time.

Food & Shopping

The Smithsonian's National Zoo offers a variety of dining and shopping options located throughout the park.

Zoo Map

See the map for a guide to your next Zoo adventure.

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