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You Are Invited: Come and celebrate Bao Bao's first birthday with special activities, entertainment, and giveaways for all to enjoy. Be sure to wish Bao Bao a happy birthday by decorating a birthday card, take home a commemorative coloring sheet, and enjoy delicious treats!

Date: August 23, 2014

This event will take place rain or shine.

Time: Private Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) member viewing from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a public celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We recommend taking Metro or arriving early if driving. Parking gates will open at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Members meet across from the Visitor's Center at the upper entrance of Asia Trail. Remember to bring your proof of FONZ membership and matching ID. Maximum of 6 people (adult or child) per FONZ member account.

The public celebration will be held at Clint Fields Plaza and around the panda yards, both in the upper and lower viewing areas.

Gifts: Members will receive commemorative panda party hats (for kids only) and a free game download from Members will also receive a piece of birthday cake courtesy of Giant Food, as well as other delicious giveaways.

Visitors will receive fun treats and samples throughout the day from our birthday celebration partners. Cool off in the Bearitos Bear Habitat and sample Bearitos snacks, and stop by the FedEx tent to create a birthday card for Bao Bao! FedEx will deliver the cards to the National Zoo's panda keepers. As part of the "Share a Coke" campaign, The Coca-Cola Company will offer free, limited-edition mini-cans personalized with guests' names. Kids can also take home a commemorative giant panda coloring sheet, courtesy of the Ford Motor Company.

Please note that all giveaways are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

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