We can walk to the National Zoo from home. As a result, we go to the zoo A LOT; often weekly and sometimes twice per week during the summer. Frequently we go late in the afternoon after naps. The crowds are leaving and the lions are hungry and roaring. It is so fun. Since the new American Trail opened last year, we spend a lot of time with the sea lions. Watching them above and below the surface is high on our list of favorite things about the zoo.