Parking & Directions
The Zoo is free, but entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at the Zoo, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas. Beginning Jan. 22, visitors must show proof of vaccination to dine inside the Zoo's Mane Grill restaurant.
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is located in the heart of northwest Washington, D.C. and spans 163 acres. There are two pedestrian entrances and one vehicular entrance. All guests must reserve entry passes online before their visit.