Free Admission & Wheelchair Rental
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Wheelchair and Electronic Vehicle Rental Wheelchairs and electric vehicles are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchair: Free Electronic Vehicle: Members: $25 | Non-member: $30 Non-motorized wheelchairs are available from the Visitor Center Information Desk (near Parking Lot A) and the Information Stations at Panda Plaza (Parking Lots A/B) and Lion/Tiger Hill (Parking Lot D). There is no charge for non-motorized wheelchairs. Electric convenience vehicles are available for rent at the Visitor Center Information Desk and the Information Stations at Panda Plaza and Lion/Tiger Hill. A state-issued driver's license is required to rent and operate an electronic convenience vehicle. Guest Shuttle Service The Zoo operates a guest shuttle that runs on a continuous loop from the Bus Parking Lot to the lower entrance of the Zoo and back. The shuttle takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete the loop and does not stop at Parking Lot C.