by Michelle Gage
If you find yourself in Washington D.C. over the summer, make sure you don't find yourself indoors too
much. The museums and monuments in D.C. are unmatched, but there are plenty of reasons to spend your time outside, too!
Take a trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo
. The zoo boasts over 2,000 animals and gives them all great care. At the zoo, you can see 400 different species. Be sure to stop by some of the most popular exhibits – The Great Ape House, The Great Cats, The Cheetah Conservation Station or The Bird House. The best part is that you can enjoy these exhibits for no cost. Entrance into the zoo is free to you!