National Zoological Park

National Zoological Park, Washington DC: Hours, Address, National Zoological Park Reviews: 4/5

National Zoological Park
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A park-like zoo containing 4,000 animals and 500 different species.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • Woodley Park • 9 min walk
  • Cleveland Park • 10 min walk
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4.0
4,497 reviews
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Oval B
2 contributions
See animal
Aug 2021
A lots of animal in the zoo this place open for free people don’t need the money at all I’m enjoyable to see the animal
Written November 28, 2021
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DannyD81
Lodi, NJ225 contributions
Beautiful Zoo…and it’s FREE!
Nov 2021 • Family
What a nice trip to the National Zoo. I could not believe how clean it was there. Truly enjoyed our family visit. Oh, and it’s free to enter, which really surprised me!
Written November 6, 2021
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Yaakov B
14 contributions
Wonderful visit.
Sep 2021
Free entrance(!) and paid parking. Took my toddler grandson for the first time. He enjoyed himself almost as much as we did! Not too crowded and good food to eat. The trip was cut short by rain, but it was great.
Written October 27, 2021
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Tina D
charlotte nc141 contributions
Pandas!
Oct 2021
This is a fantastic place! The signs are clearly marked, it’s clean & easy to walk. I loved seeing the Pandas!
Written October 24, 2021
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Gina L
Texas148 contributions
Pandas
Oct 2021
I spent an hour watching the Pandas. this zoo has done a fantastic exhibit for the Pandas. Got to see one eat and play. It is a long walk from the metro-doable, but long. Zoo was clean and had 2 well stocked stores.
Written October 23, 2021
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Photogenius
Washington DC, DC41 contributions
CUTEST PANDA!!!!
May 2021
I love this zoo! Love all the animals who actually have space! We barely got Asia Trail Passes because the staff treated us nicely! The new-born panda is SO CUTE!! Love this Zoo, and trust me, I WILL COME BACK!
Written October 16, 2021
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Lifestyle of a Connoisseur
Atlanta, GA151 contributions
The layout was easy. Beware it's a lot of walking. Wear comfy shoes and bring water. Great animals.
Sep 2021 • Friends
Wish the monkeys and pandas were outside. Overall a great place to visit. Must visit again, I missed a few animals. Wear comfy shoes, a lot of walking.
Written October 8, 2021
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pneon99
Oak Park, CA183 contributions
Amazing Free Zoo!
Jul 2021
WOW! This is the best word I can use to describe this amazing Zoo! First things first Pay for the Parking in Advance, save yourself the headache of trying to find parking and just fork over the 30.00 for your entire car full of people online. If you pre-buy you are guaranteed a spot and its a short walk from the lot to the entrance. Once you arrive Immediately scan any of the pandas located around the zoo and book a time to see the Pandas. This was one of the highlights of our entire trip they are absolutely adorable. The amazing part is the huge enclosures they have and the fact you can go behind the scenes and see them up close and personal. We happened to arrive just as they were bringing the young pandas and the mother into the back enclosure. We got to see them both eat treats and interact right in front of the small plexiglass wall. The rest of the zoo just gets better from the amazing Elephant exhibits to the HUGE reptile house and the unique mole exhibit this zoo has everything. All the animals were alert and seemed happy. My one and only critique was the lack of zookeepers/docents if you had any questions regarding any of the animals, with a free zoo I can see how it might be a challenge to have them available. Overall we really enjoyed the zoo and all it had to offer, its a must see while in Washington DC Area.
Written October 4, 2021
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Cyndy P
Toledo, OH42 contributions
Worst Zoo Ever!
Sep 2021
Worst Zoo EVER and we have been to many zoos! Other than the (Small) reptile house we saw about 10 animals. There is so much space between exhibits that you are worn out just walking! I would never go back! And if you are taking the Metro to the Woodley Park stop you must walk another 0.7 of mile (uphill) to get to the zoo. Refreshments are waaaay too expensive. Guess we are a little spoiled because we have the best zoo in the country here in Toledo!
Written October 1, 2021
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Kayla K
Naples, FL64 contributions
Fun
Sep 2021 • Family
We had a wonderful time. A few of the animals “weren’t home” since the last time we were here. I hope they are Ok. So nice to visit and the animals didn’t look miserable like some of the other zoos I have visited.
Written September 7, 2021
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