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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 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

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, entry passes are available for free.

Entry passes:
•  Visitors will have the option to reserve 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


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