National Zoo

This 163-acre biological park is home to over 1,500 animals representing 300 species from across the globe.

The National Zoo is part of the Smithsonian Institution, designed by noted American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead and first opened in 1891.

Welcoming more than two million visitors from all across the world, the zoo is open year-round and is always free of charge.

From the lion habitat to the reptile house, the National Zoo fascinates and excites visitors of all ages with the majesty of life on this planet.