Smithsonian National Zoo
Fabulous and free zoo in Washington DC. Home to many animals including lions, elephants and pandas with a focus on conservation.
3001 Connecticut Ave.,
Closest metro stations are Cleveland Park and Woodley Park
Grounds: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admittance 6 p.m.) | 5 p.m. closing in winter
Exhibit Buildings: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | 4 p.m. closing in winter (Amazonia opens at 10 a.m. year round)
Dining & Shopping: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 4 p.m. closing in winter
Visitor Center: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. | 4 p.m. closing in winter