National Zoological Park, Washington D.C., DC

17 Mentions on Trippy

Jewett St NW

Washington D.C., DC 20008

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(202) 633-4800

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/

  • 4 mentions in Kid-friendly things to do in Washington DC that aren't museums

    • Maria B.

      Maria B. said, "... National Zoological Park to see panda bears, Great Falls National Park, VA to see waterfalls (you won't believe how spectacular they are), Baltimore Aquarium, International Spy Museum- there is a charge, Old Town Alexandria for shopping, eating, etc., Mount Vernon Mansion-George Washington's house...." See More

    • Jennifer (.

      Jennifer (. said, "...D.C. area, although I'm currently living in Switzerland. One place I loved to visit when I was a kid was The National Zoological Park. Also, if the cherry blossoms happen to be in bloom (a distinct possibility in April), then a paddle..." See More

    • Alejandra V.

      Alejandra V. said, "...a really good rundown of outdoor spaces here: http://kidfriendlydc.com/2011/04/11/sunny-day/. If you don't want to venture too far outside of DC, the National Zoological Park is near by Rock Creek Park and it's a fun activity. Dupont Circle is also a fun place to..." See More

    • Laura C.

      Laura C. said, "... National Zoological Park is great for both kids and adults. Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument can't be missed...." See More

  • 3 mentions in Fun free things to do in D.C.?

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...inside is also free.Tomb of the Unknowns - Watch the changing of the guard.US Marine Corps War MemorialUnited States National Arboretum National Zoological Park Rock Creek Park NEIGHBORHOODS: Georgetown (Washington DC) - Stroll through the town, window shop, stop in for small snacks..." See More

    • peggy r.

      peggy r. said, "...few blocks before coming upon anything. You can use the Metro to get to some places further out, such as the National Zoological Park (also free) but for sure use the D.C. Circulator bus. It is only $1.00 and takes you to the..." See More

    • Jacey & Scott M.

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      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...all but one of the nineteen Smithsonian affiliated museums is free. Many of these are located along the National Mall. The National Zoological Park (Smithsonian). Presidential monuments, war monuments, National Gallery of Art, US National Archives & Records Administration, Library of Congress. Arlington..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Best free things to do in Washington, DC?

    • Cristiane G.

      Cristiane G. said, "...John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts free events everyday always at 6 pm. Another free option is the National Zoological Park (seeing the pandas is a must!). If you can, check out DC's most famous neighborhoods including Georgetown (Washington DC),Dupont..." See More

    • R V.

      R V. said, "... National Zoological Park..." See More

  • 2 mentions in How to make the most of three days in DC

    • Erin M.

      Erin M. said, "...shopping. Cleveland Park and upper NW is quiet but has some wonderful restaurants and it's just up the street from the National Zoological Park. One of my favorite areas isn't even in DC. Take the metro to King Street and walk towards..." See More

    • Rachel C.

      Rachel C. said, "...not to miss is the National Archives. Something about seeing the 56 Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence Memorial... Also, the National Zoological Park has tons of baby animals out and about right now, including the newest baby panda. So it's worth a..." See More

  • 1 mention in Seeing D.C. with kids?

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...for including a simulator for police training, for driving, and an old Western-style shoot-out. If you have time, go to the National Zoological Park. It is not the best zoo I've ever seen, but it is nice, free, and fun for kids...." See More

  • 1 mention in East Coast Road Trip from Charlotte, NC to Portland, Maine Itinerary Ideas?

    • Jillian T.

      Jillian T. said, "...for what to see? I'm personally a fan of any of the Smithsonian Museums, but especially National Air and Space Museum, National Zoological Park, and Natural History Museum. But - they're all amazing. From the DC/Baltimore area, you have two options for..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best of the Smithsonian?

    • nancy b.

      nancy b. said, "...All very good answers but no one mentioned the National Zoological Park, which is part of the Smithsonian although not located with most of them. It's not a huge zoo but laid out nicely and it has pandas!!! You can't go wrong..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best monuments in DC to take kids?

    • angel v.

      angel v. said, "...a famous sculpture. On the Washington Mall itself, there's the Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum. The National Zoological Park is also a ton of fun for the kids as well as Nats baseball games, not sure on the..." See More

  • 1 mention in Good museums and other free places in DC?

    • Diane B.

      Diane B. said, "...Food: matchbox 14th st, Johnny's Half Shell, Clyde's of Gallery Place Stuff to do: Smithsonian, National Zoological Park, International Spy Museum, Washington Monument and other monuments, National Gallery of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Adams Morgan, Georgetown (Washington DC)..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the best non-government themed/non-Smithsonian attractions?

    • Shannon S.

      Shannon S. said, "...The National Zoological Park, visit Historic Georgetown and walk the staircase from the Exorcist, Great Falls National Park, Visit the Washington National Cathedral and try to find the Darth Vader gargoyle, Washington Nationals game... and if you really want to have fun,..." See More