× Visitors: Parts of Asia Trail are undergoing construction, but the Giant Panda House and viewing area are OPEN. 
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Current Zoo Hours

OPEN: Daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., last admittance 3 p.m.

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

VISITOR ALERT: Parts of the Zoo will close early on Oct. 28, 29 and 30 in preparation for Boo at the Zoo.

Winter hours begin Oct. 1: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; last admittance at 3 p.m.

Summer hours begin July 1: 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.