By Greg Hambrick
Humans aren’t the only ones who have to get the most out of these last days of summer before they’re gone. Today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, you can see how the animals are enjoying the end of the season at Smithsonian National Zoo.
The last day of summer is Saturday, Sept. 21. Or, you can look at it this way: The first day of fall is Sept. 22. Patch has found something for you to do each day as we count down until summer passes us by.
Check our events calendar to see what’s happening in our community, and add your own events!Don't plan on seeing the new baby panda, though. Mom and baby girl, who was born last month, are in a closed area for bonding time for the next few months.
Admission to the National Zoo is free and there’s still time to enjoy the summer hours. Through October, the shops and concessions are open until 5 p.m., exhibits are open until 6 p.m. and the grounds stay open until 8 p.m.
While you’re there, visit the Speedwell Conservation Carousel. The solar-powered attraction includes more than 50 custom-carved animals, including giant pandas, Komodo dragons and cheetahs. Tickets are $3 for the ride.
Do you have a favorite zoo exhibit? Share it in the comments section below.
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