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National Zoological Park

4,471 Reviews

National Zoological Park

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3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2537
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jasondyron19 wrote a review Dec 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia14 contributions14 helpful votes
One of the best exhibit's at the National Zoo or really any zoo for that matter. They have a huge selection of animal and reptiles, a personal favorite, and the selection they have are amazingly unique. When I visited the flatbill bird was close enough to touch! I am a huge fan of felines so be sure to check them out too.
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Date of experience: April 2020
1 Helpful vote
Garnet wrote a review Nov 2020
99 contributions56 helpful votes
We went for the day and it takes about three hours total to do the whole zoo with some of the exhibits closed. I was very impressed seeing people cleaning the guardrails because most of the zoo is going uphill. I highly recommend comfortable shoes and clothes as you will get a workout. Definitely something that kids would totally love and the price is just 30 dollars for parking and admission for up to 8 people. Will definitely be back soon.
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Date of experience: November 2020
2 Helpful votes
Scott wrote a review Oct 2020
Hartselle, Alabama113 contributions73 helpful votes
This is a great zoo. First off - It is free. It is well organized and well maintained. There is a good variety of animals and many unique ways to experience the animals. The panda exhibit is great, but it wasn't open for our trip. You can see the pandas live on the zoo's panda cam though. The walk from the metro stop is reasonable.
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Date of experience: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
TimNHolly wrote a review Sep 2020
Spencer, Indiana56 contributions42 helpful votes
Due to the COVID situation, anything inside is closed and they are doing some construction during this time. As such, there are many exhibits closed so there aren't nearly as many animals to see. At least it is free.
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Date of experience: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
Leo263 wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois247 contributions104 helpful votes
Total waste of time. Visitor center employee was rather rude. All other staff I encountered were lovely. Pandas are not open for viewing. The were when I got my ticket but as with most things covid, changed since I got them. The rest of the zoo was just disappointing. Hardly any animals. It really shouldn’t be open right now. There’s simply no reason to go until everything opens back up again. Total waste is time.
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Date of experience: September 2020
3 Helpful votes