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Smithsonian's National Zoo


Option 1: Parking at the Zoo

If you plan to park at the Zoo, parking passes are available for $30 per personal vehicle. Please note you do not need to reserve timed-entry passes to enter the Zoo when purchasing a parking pass.

A single parking pass includes:
•  One parking pass
•  Zoo admission for up to eight people
•  Flexible arrival time: Parking pass holders can arrive any time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
•  Vehicles will be required to enter through the Connecticut Avenue entrance

IMPORTANT: GIANT PANDA VIEWING REQUIRES A SEPARATE FREE TICKET THAT YOU CAN ONLY GET IN THE ZOO ON THE DAY OF YOUR VISIT.

To avoid crowding, a limited number of Panda Passes are available each day, and the Zoo cannot guarantee that every visitor will get a Panda Pass. Instructions to reserve a Panda Pass at the Zoo will be included in your entry pass confirmation email.

Smithsonian's National Zoo Members, Premier level and above, will receive one free parking pass per week. Member ID will be verified during checkout.

For a list of openings and closings please visit the National Zoo website https://nationalzoo.si.edu.

Option 2: Walking into the Zoo

If you plan to bus, Metro, walk, bike, etc. to the Zoo, timed-entry passes are available for free.

Timed-entry passes:
•  Visitors will have the option to reserve timed-entry passes for up to six people
•  Required for all ages
•  Does not include parking
•  Pedestrians may enter through the Connecticut Avenue or Harvard Street gates

IMPORTANT: GIANT PANDA VIEWING REQUIRES A SEPARATE FREE TICKET THAT YOU CAN ONLY GET IN THE ZOO ON THE DAY OF YOUR VISIT.

To avoid crowding, a limited number of Panda Passes are available each day, and the Zoo cannot guarantee that every visitor will get a Panda Pass. Instructions to reserve a Panda Pass at the Zoo will be included in your entry pass confirmation email.

For a list of openings and closings please visit the National Zoo website https://nationalzoo.si.edu.

Member Asia Trail/Panda Pass Bundle

An Asia Trail/Panda Pass Bundle is also your admission to the Zoo. If you plan to drive and park at the Zoo, your Asia Trail/Panda Pass Bundle automatically includes parking for one vehicle.

•  Member number is required
•  Members will have the option to reserve timed-entry Panda Passes for up to six people
•  A pass is required for all ages
•  Arrive to the Zoo before the time designated on your Panda Pass, so you have time to walk to the Asia Trail entrance.

To avoid crowding, a limited number of Panda Passes are available each day.

For a list of openings and closings please visit the National Zoo website https://nationalzoo.si.edu.