Wolves, tigers, orangutans and many more wild animals await your family at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Visit the orangutan exhibit to catch a glimpse of Redd, the zoo’s orangutan infant riding on his mother’s back or exploring his surroundings.
Head to the Kids’ Farm, home to alpacas, cows, goats, donkeys and pigs. Children can even pet some of the animals. Other highlights include a large Asian elephant exhibit and the great ape, reptile and bird houses.
If the kids get hot, they can dip their feet in the American Trail Tide Pool. The shallow wave pool is open for wading and features model sea stars, barnacles and mussels.
The grounds of the zoo are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the exhibit buildings are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission to the zoo is free, though if you choose to drive, parking costs a flat rate of $22. The zoo is also accessible via the metro.
For more information, visit the National Zoo website.
Photo courtesy of the National Zoo.