Ride the Zoo’s Conservation Carousel

Scimitar-horned oryx and red-necked ostrich on the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel. Photo: Devin Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo

Situated across from the Zoo’s Lemur Island, Speedwell Conservation Carousel features dozens of custom-carved and hand-painted animals under a brightly colored, open-air pavilion. Tickets at $3.50 can be purchased at the carousel or in Zoo gift shops. Riders under 42 inches must be accompanied by an adult. Zoo admission is free; parking is $25. Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. nationalzoo.si.edu.