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A Day at the National Zoo

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 7 2009  10:30 am  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 18 2009 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 4 2009 12:59 pm
Event Duration:5-6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Beverly Hoeftman
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Lions and tigers and sloth bears, oh my! Join MOC on a tour of one of the world’s best-known zoos. Winter is a great time to visit the zoo, since many exhibits are indoors, and the animals are still active in chilly weather. We’ll also be able to take advantage of the low ebb of tourist season, and avoid the worst of the crowds. Be sure to bring your cameras - we’ll proceed at a leisurely stroll, perfect for lots of picture-taking. The event will be self-paced, so you’ll be able to spend as much time as you like in any area, and head home whenever you please.

NOTE: Although the event is posted as Shine Only, it will still be held if there is light snow. Pandas love snow!

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Traffic on Connecticut Avenue is usually congested, and parking around the zoo is both scarce and expensive. Driving to the event is NOT recommended.

Red Line from direction of Shady Grove:
Exit at Cleveland Park, use East side exit. Walk south on Connecticut Ave (across Ordway, toward the Club Soda). Zoo will be on your left.

Red Line from direction of Glenmont:
Exit at Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan. Walk north on Connecticut Ave (across Woodley Road). Zoo will be on your right.

Meet group in front of Administration Building .
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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