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Smithsonian National Zoo Washington DC USA

Smithsonian National Zoo

Fabulous and free zoo in Washington DC. Home to many animals including lions, elephants and pandas with a focus on conservation. The Smithsonian National Zoo is a must visit for any families visiting the city.

Zoo Website

3001 Connecticut Ave.,

NW Washington,

DC 20008


Closest metro stations are Cleveland Park and Woodley Park

Opening hours

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

Read my full review of the Smithsonian Zoo before booking to discover everything you need to know for the best visit.

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