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. The main entrance is located at 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. Additionally, the Zoo can be accessed by the Harvard Street Bridge and by Beach Drive.
PLEASE NOTE: Beach Drive is under construction as part of the National Park Service's Beach Drive rehabilitation project. 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.
Parking fees at the Zoo will increase to $25, effective March 15, 2018.