11765 Business Park Drive
Waldorf, MD 20601
Phone: (301) 932-4400
Fax: (301) 932-7566
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, making it one of the oldest zoos in the country. The zoo was 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.