The Smithsonian's National Zoo is located in the heart of northwest Washington, D.C. and spans 163 acres. There are several entrances to the Zoo and all are pedestrian and vehicle-friendly.
PLEASE NOTE: The Beach Drive entrance to the Zoo will be closed Sept. 18 through Spring 2017 as part of the National Park Service's Beach Drive rehabilitation project. The bike path will remain open.
Zoo visitors are encouraged to avoid Rock Creek Parkway and use the Harvard Street NW entrance, or the Connecticut Avenue NW entrance. Detailed maps and detour information can be found on the NPS website. Commuters and visitors can also call 202-895-6232 for road closure information