Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington , District of Columbia 20008

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Smithsonian National Zoo

Visit the animals and so much more!

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One of Washington's most exciting and visited attractions is the National Zoo. The Omni Shoreham Hotel is just a few blocks away and easy to walk from. Open to the public 364 days a year, the National Zoo hosts 2,000 individual animals of 400 different species. The National Zoo is a magical place where guests can see animals, learn about wildlife, conservation and enjoy the pretty gardens. We are also a research, conservation and education center for endangered species. There is even a veterinary hospital and research facilities.                                     

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The National Zoo is located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20008.
  • You can visit the National Zoo free of charge! 
  • 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 Zoo's Visitor Center lobby.
  • Tours are offered all year, are wheelchair accessible and 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. 
  • Guests at the Omni Shoreham Hotel can easily get to the National Zoo on foot…just a few blocks away. 
  • 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, it is on an incline and we suggest you wear comfortable shoes. 
  • You are welcome to bring a snack or lunch with you, so be sure and stop in to Morsel's on the way out of the Omni Shoreham Hotel and grab yours to-go!

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