ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
The Speedwell Conservation Carousel is a solar-powered attraction here and features dozens of different custom-carved wooden animals including many endangered species such as giant pandas, komodo dragons and cheetahs. The Zoo also provides daily special education programs like Fish Feeding at the Farm, Small Mammal Enrichment, and North American River Otter Feeding. Kids can also download activity sheets before getting to the zoo, including scavenger hunts and bingo to make their trip even more interactive.
The National Zoo is divided into different areas that represent regions around the globe and some specialties. These include Amazonia, American Trail, Asian Trail, the Bird House, Cheetah Conservation Station, Elephant Trail, the Giant Panda Habitat, and Gibbon Ridge. Other exhibits include the Reptile Discovery Center, Lemur Island, the Great Cats, the Great Ape House, and the Invertebrate Exhibit.