Washington, D.C. Tours

Please indicate your interest in attending the Zoo or Air and Space Museum group tour on Wednesday, September 23 when registering for AutoUI 2020. Additional information on day of tour coming soon.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo is just a short 13 minute walk from Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Zoo sits on 163 acres in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park and is home to 2,700 animals representing more than 390 species.

A free two-hour guided walking tour is a great way to get the best out of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. On the tour you will:

  • See some of the Zoo’s most interesting animals, including cheetahs, Asian elephants, golden lion tamarins, Aldabra Tortoises, lions and Andean bears, to name just a few
  • Have a trained guide answer your questions
  • Learn how the Zoo takes care of its animals
  • Hear firsthand how the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is working to save species.

National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials.

On a guided tour of the National Air and Space Museum, you will:

  • Explore exhibition galleries covering the history of aviation, spaceflight, astronomy, and planetary science
  • Observe lunar craters, the phases of Venus, sunspots and more through telescopes at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory
  • Discover how things fly, learn how the International Space Station stays orbit, and more

While at the National Air and Space Museum, visit the IMAX Theater and see large format films projected on a screen five-stories-high with six-channel digital surround sound. Click here for show times and tickets.Additional costs apply

Old Town Trolley Tours

With over 30 years and eight million guests, Old Town Trolley Tours is DC’s most experienced sightseeing company. At any of the 17 designated stops located throughout the city, you will have the opportunity to disembark and take as much time as you like exploring attractions found there and others nearby. Once you’re ready to get going again to your next stop, simply pick up the next scheduled trolley and hop back on! All tours are conducted in real-time with real narration.


We have made special arrangements with Old Town Trolley Tours. AutoUI 2020 attendees who are interested in their tours can get 15% on their trolley tour packages and the Monuments by Moonlight tour. Simply click on this link to register and enter in promo code AUTOUI2020 at checkout.