Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lions, Tigers, and Red Pandas...Oh My!

When was the last time YOU visited your National Zoo?

When planning summer activities for families, camps can be a HUGE help but planning some days on your own can be just as fun, if not more fun! As residents of the District of Columbia, we are blessed with access to hundreds of museums right outside of our front door. It's easy to take these opportunities for granted but it's important to remember not to!

The National Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the United States, and as part of the Smithsonian Institution, offers free admission. You can find 2,000 animals of 400 different species at the National Zoo. These animals include giant pandas, aquatic animals, Asian elephants, and my personal favorite, Rusty the red panda!

Additionally, the National Zoo offers a slew of free daily programs from everything from lemur feeding to sea lion talks. Be sure sure to check out the website beforehand to plan your visit and to download activity sheets like scavenger hunts! There's even an app for it.

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