Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 CALVERT STREET NW
Washington , District of Columbia 20008

SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO

Young Panda in a Tree at Washington National Zoo

Located near Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, Omni Shoreham Hotel is within walking distance of one of Washington, D.C.’s most-visited attractions. Open to the public 364 days a year, the zoo hosts 2,000 individual animals of 400 distinct species. Visitors can see animals, learn about wildlife and conservation and enjoy the gorgeous gardens. It also serves as a veterinary hospital and a research, conservation and education center for endangered species.

Things to Know Before You Visit the Zoo


  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo is at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008., just a few blocks from our hotel.
  • You can visit the zoo for free.
  • If you feel like a guided tour is your speed, The Highlights Tour is offered every Saturday and Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and starts at the Visitor Center lobby.
  • Tours are offered all year and are wheelchair accessible. They are guaranteed to be no larger than 10 people per group.
  • To schedule a tour or for questions, contact (202) 633-3056.
  • There is a fee for parking in zoo lots. 
  • The L1 and L2 buses stop in front of the main entrance on Connecticut Avenue. 
  • Since the zoo sits on a hillside in Rock Creek Park, we suggest you wear comfortable shoes. 
  • You are welcome to bring a snack or lunch with you, so be sure and stop at Morsel's on the way out of our hotel and grab a snack to go.

Learn more about the National Zoo.

National Zoo Package

Guests who book this special offer receive:

  • One buffet breakfast per person at Robert's Restaurant
  • Valet parking at hotel for one car
  • Admission to the zoo
  • One zoo welcome gift bag per room that includes a plush panda, zoo pen with animal design, zoo map, panda information card, panda sticker and zoo scavenger hunt

To learn more about availability and conditions for this special deal, CLICK HERE

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