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National Zoo Parking

3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20008

Reserve a Parking Spot Nearby

1926 Calvert St. NW - Personal Spot
28 min(1.2 mi)

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2815 Ordway St. NW - Personal Spot - Space #2
21 min(1.0 mi)

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2421 18th St. NW (2328 Champlain St. NW) - Garage - (Lot 462)
30 min(1.3 mi)

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3009 Rodman St.(2909 Porter St. NW) - Spots 1&2
24 min(1.1 mi)

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3636 16th St. NW - The Woodner - Valet-Assist Lot
38 min(1.6 mi)

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1836 California St NW-Personal Spot
36 min(1.6 mi)

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Parking Near National Zoo

Founded in 1889, the National Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the US. This 163-acre urban park is most popular for its giant pandas, but this open-air park is also home to many birds, big cats, Asian elephants, great apes, amphibians, insects, small mammals, aquatic animals, and more.

While admission into the National Zoo is free, parking can be quite expensive and limited. Rather than circling the streets for an hour or emptying your wallet to pay ridiculous fees, you can save both time and money by using SpotHero to secure good parking. We have numerous convenient parking options near the National Zoo.

With the help of SpotHero, enjoy the convenience of booking a parking spot ahead of time, ensuring you have a space waiting for you when you get to National Zoo

To get started, select the timeframe you wish to book parking for, find your ideal spot on the map, and head to checkout to complete your reservation!


Does the National Zoo have free parking?

If you are a Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) member, parking is free! If you are a nonmember, parking at the National Zoo charges you to park in their official lots.

What does it cost to park at the National Zoo?

The National Zoo official parking lots charge $30 for all-day parking.

How does SpotHero work?

SpotHero is a parking reservation service. We partner with different facilities nationwide to provide you with tons of parking options and premium rates.

While SpotHero does not own or operate any of these locations, we do work very closely with the operators we partner with to ensure you have a seamless parking experience every time you park!

Do I have to enter and exit at exactly the time listed on my reservation?

Similar to how a hotel reservation works, you can enter at any time after the start time listed on your SpotHero reservation, and you can depart at any time prior to the end time listed on your reservation.

For example, if your reservation goes from 8 am to 8 pm, you can enter any time after 8 am, and must leave anytime before 8 pm. Please be aware that any time spent parked outside of your reservation is subject to a ticket, tow, or an additional charge (at the drive-up rate) from the parking facility.

What if I have another question?

You can check out our FAQ page to see if something has already been asked.

Our Customer Heroes are here to help, as well. If you would like to report an issue please reach out to our Hero team either by phone (312) 566-7768, or email – for a prompt resolution.

Please note – If you have already made a reservation, please have either the Rental ID number (located in the confirmation email) or the email address you used to book handy to help us quickly locate your information.

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