One of the most popular family attractions in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park is home to more than 2,000 animals housed in natural settings throughout the 163-acre park. Spend the day wandering the zoo, enjoy daily programs and ride the carousel. If you're short on time, the National Zoo offers a guided Highlights Tour that visits some of the park's most popular residents, including elephants, tortoises, lions, and bears. From huge gorillas and scary crocodiles to majestic bald eagles and rare giant pandas, the National Zoo is a must-see for families in DC.
Open daily, from 9am-6pm (April-September); 9am-4pm (October-March).
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