Exploring DC: the Smithsonian National Zoo

Hi all, hope you had a lovely weekend! The weather was absolutely amazing here in DC, which meant it’s time for another outdoor adventure! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that this past Saturday was spent at the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC!  Like all Smithsonian museums, the zoo has free admission, and it’s situated conveniently in between the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park metro stations. We arrived around 3pm, and while there were plenty of people at the zoo, it was by no means packed, and I was able to get some great photos of the animals (with my trust …

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  1. Michelle says:

    Beautiful photos of the national zoo! ^^

  2. Cori says:

    Love the National Zoo! I grew up in Fairfax and I love having family in the area because I still love to take trips to DC. I’ve learned the best time to see the lions is around noon at feeding time, they’re very active. The tigers do always seem a little down, kind of sad :( Your pictures are lovely!

  3. Elena says:

    I love that it was free to enter. I really want to visit some of the Smithsonian museums, it is definitely on my bucket list.

    I love the pictures of the lions and tiger. And the pandas look so cute sleeping!

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks Elena! I was hoping to see the pandas not asleep, but they were still cute so it’s worth it :)
      I love the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, that’s probably one of my favorite museums!

  4. Cat says:

    I think visiting zoos are fun :D That’s awesome that the Smithsonian one was free. The small animals are so cute, and I love pandas. They look so lazy in those photos though, haha.

    Aahh, I love looking at tigers. I think they’re such beautiful animals. I’ve seen lots of photos and videos where they act similar to small cats, which is cute :D

    That looks like a great zoo!

    • Jenny says:

      Haha, I feel like I need to revisit the zoo again to see the pandas when they’re awake!
      I agree, tigers are such majestic creatures! I like them more than lions :)

  5. Connie says:

    Love these photos! I need to add this to a list of things I want to do with my stepdaughter when my husband and I get her for the summer.

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    • Jenny says:

      Thanks Connie! The zoo is a great place for kids, especially if you can catch the feeding times for the various animals!