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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 http://www.si.edu or call Smithsonian Information for a previsit packet, which includes a list of updated temporary exhibitions.
- 6 AM to 8 PM (May 1 to September 15) and
- 6 AM to 6 PM (September 16 to April 30).
- 10 AM to 4:30 PM (May 1 to September 15) and
- 10 AM to 6 PM (September 16 to April 30).
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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