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Highlights Tour
Saturdays & Sundays | 9:45 a.m.

Schedule a two-hour walking Highlights Tour for a great way to get the best out of the Zoo in a limited period of time.

On the tour you'll...

  • See some of the Zoo's most interesting animals—cheetahs, Asian elephants, golden lion tamarins, Aldabra tortoises, lions and Andean bears—to name just a few
  • Have a trained guide answer your questions
  • Learn how the Zoo takes care of its animals
  • Hear firsthand how the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is working to save species

The Highlights Tour is offered every Saturday and Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Tours are offered year-round, are wheelchair accessible, and are guaranteed to be no larger than 10 people per group. Please select your date and register below. 

For questions, please use the online contact form or call 202-633-3056.

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