Due to weekend storm activity, some Panda Palooza activities have been postponed. See the full schedule here.

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Current Zoo Hours

Grounds Open: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; last admittance is at 3 p.m.

Exhibit Buildings Open: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (winter) / 6 p.m. (summer)
Please note: last admittance to exhibit buildings is 30 minutes before closing.

The Zoo is open every day, except Dec. 25.

Winter hours begin Sept. 15: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; last admittance at 3 p.m.

Summer hours begin March 15: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; last admittance is at 5 p.m.

Know Before You Go

The Zoo is free to visit, but entry passes are required for all guests, including infants.

The Smithsonian is implementing COVID-19 safety measures based on guidance from the CDC and local governments. See the Safety and Park Rules page for more information.