The zoo is open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas) and they always offer free admission. Yes, you read that correctly, FREE admission! It's part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. It sits on 163 beautifully landscaped acres and more than 1,500 animals call this place home.
Throughout the year they schedule various special events that you may enjoy. You can find the schedule of special events located directly on the zoo's website. In addition, if you are really looking forward to seeing a particular animal on exhibit, you may want to check to their website to make sure the exhibit is open to the public. They're always doing construction and improving the animal's enclosures, so if you have your heart set on seeing something in particular, you may want to check ahead.
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