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National Zoo

Always free of charge and open 364 days a year, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo sits on 163 acres in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park. Founded in 1889, the Zoo is currently home to more than 2,700 animals representing more than 390 species.


Giant pandas, Asian elephants, Sumatran tigers, Aldabra tortoises, Panamanian golden frogs, sea lions, orangutans, meet-a-small-mammal demonstrations, and Asian elephant



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Street Address:
3001 Connecticut Ave.,
NW Washington, DC 20008

Nearest Accessible Public Transit:
L’Enfant Plaza*
SW corner of the Department of Transportation courtyard; D St. SW between 6th & 7th St.

*Please check for service disruptions to MetroRail elevators by visiting WMATA’s Elevator & Escalator Service Status page.

Social Narratives

Intro to Social Narratives.


What to expect when visiting the Amazonia exhibit.

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