Bring your troop for a wild night they won't soon forget! Where else in D.C. can you fall asleep to the sounds of sea lions barking and awaken to the calls of gibbons from their trees?
Your scout snooze includes an evening snack; a two-hour, keeper-led tour of an exhibit area; a flashlight tour of the Zoo; a morning breakfast snack; and an interactive activity.
Scout groups sleep on Lion/Tiger Hill in four or six person tents provided by FONZ. Scout leaders are responsible for tent assignments.
Scout Snooze sleepovers are available to FONZ members only. To register, one adult per scout group must have a FONZ membership. Priority registration for FONZ members with a Contributing or Premier Plus level membership begins on Tuesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. Registration for other FONZ members begins on April 2 at 10 a.m.
Children ages 6 and older. A paying adult must accompany all participants under 18, and one adult chaperone is required for every three children.
6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. the following day. A small snack will be provided, however participants should eat dinner before coming to the Zoo. All Zoo restaurants close at 5 p.m.
$750 for up to ten people. $75 for each individual above ten. Maximum of twenty participants total (adults included).
The rainforest comes alive at night with the sounds of our favorite nocturnal creatures. Hear a chorus of calls from frogs and toads, and learn all about the growing importance of amphibian conservation. See a fish feeding frenzy and maybe even catch a glimpse of the meandering 2-toed sloth. It's a sensory experience your family won't soon forget!
DATE: July 5, August 2
Ever full of sights and sounds a trip to the Bird House is not to be missed! Visit with your favorite feathered friends of all shapes and sizes, and learn about the incredible diversity of this winged, animal kingdom from the keepers who know it best.
DATES: June 15, June 29, July 26
Invertebrates are the most abundant creatures on the planet. They account for over 95% of all animal species, yet rarely receive their due praise. So join us for a look into the diverse world of these spineless wonders. Go eye to eye with a giant Pacific octopus and learn how to feed a sea anemone. From sea stars to cuttlefish, crab to butterfly, let them swim, crawl, and fly their way into your hearts.
DATES: July 19, August 10
There is never a dull moment at the Small Mammal House, with so many creatures there is always something to see! Join us for your chance to watch the sloths come to life, see enrichment at work and meet a fury, little friend.
DATES: August 24, September 13
A place where dragons still roam and alligators call home. Join us for one of the most interactive behind-the-scenes experiences available at the Zoo. You’ll see tortoises grazing and get up close and personal with some of the coolest, scaly beings around. Don’t miss it!
DATES: August 3, August 17, September 6