Great Ape House at the National Zoo

Zoo · National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Zoo (3100 Connecticut Ave NW), Washington, D.C., United States
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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6.2/10

Based on 32 votes

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    Samurai D.
    "Watch the orangutans think about going across the O-line."(5 Tips)
    Tim T.
    "Roll doobs and enjoy the gorillas"(3 Tips)
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  • Jason M.

    The have gorillas and orangutans. It's a little smelly though.

    Jason Monstrola · April 1
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  • Angie H.

    Sometimes it seems like the orangutans know they're being watched so they put on a show.

    Angie Harmon · September 22, 2014
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  • Dirty B.

    You'll laugh the whole time. They were funny

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
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  • Nedra A.

    Orangutan swinging. We saw two of them!

    Nedra A · July 12, 2014
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  • Nedra A.

    Or an a tag swinging. Awesome, there were two of them!

    Nedra A · July 12, 2014
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  • Reginald A.

    It's a great place to be a monkey.

    Reginald Anderson-Exum · October 21, 2013
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  • Weston Y.

    It is really cool seeing the orangutan cross over the path.

    Weston Young · July 20, 2013
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  • Tonia TaknCharge C.

    always a gr8 place for the kids

    Tonia TaknCharge Coley · June 28, 2013
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  • Harjit

    It really reeks in here and can be quite unbearable.

    Harjit · May 1, 2013
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  • Harjit

    The Great Ape House stinks. Clip your nose and walk through it quick.

    Harjit · April 23, 2013
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  • Daniella A.

    This place stinks!

    Daniella Araujo · February 7, 2012
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  • Tim H.

    Do not climb on the planter

    Tim Hurt · December 31, 2011
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  • Samurai D.

    Watch the orangutans think about going across the O-line.

    Samurai Dog · June 3, 2011
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  • Tim T.

    Roll doobs and enjoy the gorillas

    Tim Taylor · February 5, 2011
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  • Tammy G.

    Watch the baby gorilla & get respite from cold/heat.

    Tammy Gordon · January 29, 2011
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