Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, a longtime supporter of the giant panda program at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, joins Brandie Smith, the Zoo's director, to... more
The Zoo is free, but Entry Passes are required for all guests, including infants.
Please note: As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, some events have been modified or canceled.
Daily Animal Demos
Get a front row seat to animal keepers working with animals in these daily demonstrations! Throughout the day, you can meet elephants, watch sloth bears slurp ants, see sea lions catch fish and more.
Please note: Animal demonstrations may be moved, canceled or postponed due to weather and keeper schedules. We appreciate your patience and understanding.