Looking for a panda, a cheetah, or perhaps a piranha? The Zoo map can help guide your Zoo adventure.
Always free of charge and open 364 days a year, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. Founded in 1889, the Zoo sits on 163 acres in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park and is home to more than 1,500 animals across 300 different species.
Please be aware that certain attractions, including the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel, along with animal demonstrations and outdoor animal viewing, are weather dependent.