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Myself and a friend visited this zoo today and had a really distressing experience. Many of the animals are kept in tiny enclosures but the worst part was witnessing a poor orangutan distressingly consume their own sick (please note this is caused by captive gorillas...More
It was 95o with a heat index of 105 when we chose to walk...and walk...and walk. No regrets at all. The otters were playing in and out of the water, and the Siberian tiger lolled in his moat and then came out to roll in...More
My colleague and I visited this zoo before a conference. Entry is free but donations appreciated. The zoo has a variety of animals including cheetahs, gazelles, elephants, pandas, and more. I appreciated the zoo wasn’t too large. It is easily walkable in as short as...More
The National Zoo was much larger and nicer than I expected, although I find it dubious to call it "free" when parking is $25. There are also quite a few hills which may tire some groups out, so try to plan your parking/exploration accordingly. Overall...More
Beautiful, clean zoo in a convenient location. Not as expansive as the Bronx Zoo but has plenty to see. Easily reached by the Metro. There are plenty of eateries in the vicinity. Prices for food within are expensive.
We were here all day,there's lots to see and lots of walking involved.we did visit on a super hot day and while we did not see all the animals you could hardly blame them,because would you want to be on display in 40c heat. The...More
The National Zoo is free. Parking is a flat fee of $25. If you go on Sunday you might be able to park in the surrounding neighborhood. If you have young children I would pay after a day at the zoo who wants to fight...More
For a start, it's free (minus any donation you might want to make). It's also quite big, my wife and I were for more than 3 hours today and we didn't cover everything. There are many exhibits to look at, inside and outside. There are...More
Response from tomtravels1 | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with the shuttle. However, we use the 'Metro'. I checked on the DC Metro's website Mon. - Thurs 5AM - 11:30PM Friday 5AM - 1AM (Sat.) Sat. 7AM - 1AM (Sun) Sunday 8AM - 11PM Please keep in mind, it... More
I am not familiar with the shuttle. However, we use the 'Metro'. I checked on the DC Metro's website Mon. - Thurs 5AM - 11:30PM Friday 5AM - 1AM (Sat.) Sat. 7AM - 1AM (Sun) Sunday 8AM - 11PM Please keep in mind, it does NOT drop you off at the zoo. There is a several block walk. There are two stops that 'service' the zoo. The first one is best on your way there because of an incline. The staff at the stations are VERY helpful and friendly.
Response from samanthajfindlay | Reviewed this property |
There is no touching any of the animals especially the pandas...they are very well cared and protected for. But you should make seeing them a priority, go into the building attached to their enclosure because you may get to... More
There is no touching any of the animals especially the pandas...they are very well cared and protected for. But you should make seeing them a priority, go into the building attached to their enclosure because you may get to see them much closer and watch them eat (it’s awesome!) I also recommend the elephants and the seals.