National Zoo

We are a 163-acre zoological park set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C. Open to the public 364 days a year, we are home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and their cub, Tai Shan. The Zoo is one of Washington’s and the Smithsonian’s most popular tourist destinations. We welcome up to three million visitorsófrom the local community, the country, and the rest of the worldóevery year, free of charge.

  • Located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
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