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Hours

Admission is free!
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is open every day of the year except Dec. 25.
Please note: The Zoo will be closed to the public on Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please tune in to the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Facebook page to watch live as Bao Bao departs.
Weather Advisory: Visitors, please be aware that attractions, including the Speedwell Conservation Carousel and snow-less tubing, along with animal demonstrations and outdoor animal viewing may close due to weather conditions.

Winter Hours

Grounds: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admittance 6 p.m.) | 5 p.m. closing in winter* (last admittance 4 p.m.)
Exhibit Buildings: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | 4 p.m. closing in winter* (Amazonia opens at 10 a.m. all year)
Dining & Shopping: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter* 
Visitor Center: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | 4 p.m. closing in winter*

*Winter hours begin October 1 and run through March 14. Exact dates may vary each year. Please check back for updates.