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National Zoological Park - Smithsonian Institution

3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D C

Phone: 202 673 4800 --
TTY: 202 357 1729

Statement of Purpose:

Approximately 5,000 animals of nearly 500 different species live at the Zoo, a 163-acre biological park located 20 minutes away from the National Mall by subway.

About one-quarter of the Zoo's animals are endangered, and many are part of international programs to preserve endangered species.

Highlights & Collections:

Amazonia (tropical rainforest exhibit), Reptile Discovery Center, Pollinarium, Giant Panda, Wetlands Exhibit, Invertebrate Exhibit.

Exhibits & Special Events:

See web site at or call Smithsonian Information for a previsit packet, which includes a list of updated temporary exhibitions.



Animal buildings:

Closed December 25. For information, call (202) 673-4717.

Admission & Directions:


Main Entrance: 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue N.W.

Limited paid parking available.

Metro Station: Woodley Park-Zoo and Cleveland Park are located a few blocks away on Connecticut Avenue.



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