Honoring our expert Zoo Police team during National Police Week, the Vintage Police Car Show is in Washington, D.C., and will stop by the Smithsonian's National Zoo on the way to the Capitol.
The Zoo is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Zoo is free, but entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. As of Friday, March 11, visitors are no longer required to wear a face covering during their visit.
- During peak visitation days at the Zoo, you may be greeted upon entry by one of the security personnel who will conduct a thorough but speedy hand-check of all bags, strollers, briefcases, purses and containers. You may also be hand-screened with an electronic wand. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry to the Zoo may be longer than usual during peak seasons and holidays. We ask for your patience, cooperation and assistance in keeping everyone safe.
- As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, some events have been modified or canceled.