National Zoo entrance

Visitor Information

National Zoo Information

Admission to the National Zoo is FREE. There is a fee for parking in Zoo lots, but we're located near Metrorail and Metrobus stops.

Web: Visit info | Homework Helper | About Us

24-hour Recorded Zoo Information Line: 202.633.4800

FONZ Recorded Information Line: 202.633.4240

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Visiting the National Zoo?
Please see our tips on visiting the Zoo. Find out what animals you can see at the Zoo, when we are open, and when our special events are.

We don't have the resources to answer all of your questions about animals, what it's like to work at a zoo, or how we design zoo exhibits. Please see our fact sheets, staff interviews, and Homework Helper.

Email us.
Note: Due to the volume of emails we receive, we are unable to respond to all correspondence. Web cam concerns are addressed here.

Write to us at:
National Zoo Information
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013-7012  

Visit us at:
National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Lost and Found

For items you may have accidentally left at the Zoo, please call the Zoo Police at  202.633.4111, or visit the Police Office off Olmsted Walk just above the Mane Restaurant.

FONZ Membership

Web: Members

Phone: 202.633.3038

Mailing address:
FONZ Membership
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013-7012

If you are a FONZ member or have questions about membership, email us. Due to the high volume of correspondence we receive, it may take up to two weeks to receive a reply. If you need more immediate assistance, please call us at 202.633.3038.

Support the Zoo

FONZ Office of Development

Web: Support the Zoo

Phone: 202.633.4470

Mailing address:
FONZ Office of Development
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013-7012  

Email us


FONZ Office of Education and Volunteer Services

Web: Volunteers

Email us

Phone: 202.633.3025


National Zoo and FONZ Jobs

Web: Job Seekers

National Zoo and FONZ Internships and Fellowships

Web: Internships and Fellowships

Smithsonian Office of Human Resources
For National Zoo jobs

Phone: 202.275.1102

Web: Jobs

FONZ Office of Human Resources
For FONZ jobs

Phone: 202.633.3085

Web: Jobs


National Zoo Office of Public Affairs

Web: Press Room

Phone: 202.633.3055

FONZ Office of Communications

Web: Press Room

Email us

Phone: 202.633.4085, 202.633.4077

Image Copyright and Use

Office of Public Affairs

Web: Media Photo Requests

Phone: 202.633.3055

Other Inquiries

FONZ Directory

Web: Contact Us

Conservation and Research Center

Web: CRC

NZP Conservation & Research Center
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, VA 22630

Phone: 540.635.6500

Fax: 540.635.6506

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