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Zoo Hotel Packages

plush toy and other items

Start your animal adventure at Smithsonian’s National Zoo before you leave the hotel! Book a Zoo Hotel Package at one of the hotels below and become Friends of the National Zoo’s partner in conservation, helping support the Zoo’s mission of saving species at the Zoo and around the world.

Your special, species-saving package is available for pickup at any one of the Zoo retail shops, and includes:

  • Panda string bag
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Zoo pen
  • Zoo pencil
  • Handheld water game
  • Animal crackers
  • 1 ticket to ride the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel
  • Official Zoo Guide, including a map, activities and Zoo coupons (including free panda ears)
  • 1 conservation wristband (pickup at hotel)

Remember to pick up your welcome envelope at the hotel before you visit the Zoo — it will allow you to get the rest of your package once you’re here. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Zoo!

Entrance of the American Inn of Bethesda
American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Marriott Wardman Park hotel exterior with Metro sign in foreground
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
The Holiday Inn
1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Please note:

Zoo Hotel Packages are available only for rooms booked through a participating hotel's website or reservation phone number. The redemption voucher for the Zoo Hotel Package must be picked up at the hotel prior to visiting the Zoo. Hotel amenities and package options vary by hotel. Zoo Hotel Package contents may be substituted with comparable items as necessary.