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Welcome to National Zoo

National Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is a great attraction for families on holiday in Washington DC. As part of the Smithsonian Institution, the zoo has no entry fee and offers visitors the chance to explore 163 acres of habitats containing more than 2,000 animals. The star attractions of the zoo are definitely Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, two giant pandas on loan from the Chinese government. Other popular exhibits include the Great Ape House, Elephant Trails, Lion/Tiger Hill, Cheetah Conservation Station, and Seals and Sea Lions Exhibit. The National Zoo was the home of the original Smokey Bear, who was a symbol of forest fire prevention and lived at the zoo from 1950 to 1976.

Information & Facts

Rock Creek Park, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Admission is free. Parking fees are $15, and $20 for more than 3 hours.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Opening Times
April to October 10am-6pm; November to March 10am-4:30pm.
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