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Let me start by saying I am a DC native and I used to love visiting this zoo many years ago. After moving back to the area, I couldn't wait to take my children. We were sorely disappointed - many of the exhibits were empty...More
We were visiting from Canada for a lacrosse tournament and visited with our team. Enjoyed the animals, especially the pandas and the elephants. I would suggest to anyone coming for the day to pack a lunch if possible. Coming from so far away we were...More
In town for a weekend we were staying in Adams Morgan and walked to the zoo which was a good decision as it appeared that parking, on a Sunday afternoon was pretty full. Our mistake was not studying an online map in advance so that...More
This is a beautiful zoo to walk around. Loved the giant Pandas the most! Parking was $25 but zoo admission is free. We had a quick visit and just saw the animals we cared to see and spent 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon.
The 5 star rating reflects that the zoo is free, otherwise it would have been a 4. The zoo is huge! It took us over 3 hours to see everything and we didn’t even stop to look at everything. It was so hot, many of...More
He visited on July 4th and took the metro to get there. Many animals weren’t out, but we saw most of what we wanted to. Prepare to walk a great deal, but there was shade and misting stations! We really enjoyed our visit!
My son and I were there yesterday (12 Jul 18). We used their Metro System instead of trying to find it driving and then hoping to get a parking space that I understand is very expensive. The animals appear to be very well taken care...More
The National Zoo is amazing in the middle of Washington DC. It is not easy to get to the Zoo if you are not used to driving in Washington DC, but it is well worth the effort!. Parking is available on the ground of the...More
Good Zoo to visit, I wouldn’t compare it to other zoos in terms of amount of “animals”. However that’s not the goal there and it’s obvious. Their goal is more animal preservation, compared to the size of the exhibits and research they do and it’s...More
Not all the animals were outside to view but it was a hot day and who can blame them for wanting to stay indoors where it was cooler, there was still Pleanty to see including the pandas, oranatans, reptiles and other primates in their indoor...More
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There is no touching any of the animals especially the pandas...they are very well cared and protected for. But you should make seeing them a priority, go into the building attached to their enclosure because you may get to... More
There is no touching any of the animals especially the pandas...they are very well cared and protected for. But you should make seeing them a priority, go into the building attached to their enclosure because you may get to see them much closer and watch them eat (it’s awesome!) I also recommend the elephants and the seals.
There are tons of places up Connecticut Ave, about 4 blocks. They are easily walkable for the average person. On the same block there is a Cajun Place, Lebanese, Sushi, Indian, Burgers, Pizza, whatever you like.