Washington Zoos & Aquariums
The National Zoological Park of the Smithsonian Institution features more than 5,000 exotic animals ranging from Sumatran Tigers to Komodo Dragons. The zoo also hosts many exhibits such as the invertebrate exhibit, a plant reproduction exhibit, a cheetah exhibit and many others.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm, The National Aquarium features impressive displays of colorful fish, alligators, sharks, piranhas and more. Feedings take place daily at 2pm.