7200 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD, US, 20740
- Phone: (301) 276-1000
- Fax: (301) 276-1111
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Summer - Mo to Su from 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Winter - Mo to Su from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PMThe National Zoo is one of the nation's finest zoos. It was created by Congress in 1889 and designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and New York's Central Park. The zoo is famous for its giant pandas from China but you will find all sorts of creatures, both familiar and exotic, crawling about the place.