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Friday, February 14, 2014

Talks at 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.


Join us Valentine’s Day for an adults-only exposé on the mating habits of giant pandas! The Zoo’s own Dr. Love (actually Dr. Pierre Comizzoli, reproductive physiologist and panda reproduction expert) will explain the hands-on approach to make "bow-chicka-Bao-Bao!"

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks, decorating treats and taking photos with your sweetheart, and have a Valentine’s fortuneteller predict your love life. Plus, you’re invited to enjoy a signature cocktail (included with ticket) featuring an intoxicating blend of raspberry vodka and grapefruit juice at the cash bar.

Focusing on panda shenanigans, Woo at the Zoo is a sexually charged evening featuring animal mating facts that might leave you blushing. Space is limited, so get your tickets before they’re extinct!

TICKETS (21 and over, ID required at the door)

$100 per couple for FONZ members (includes parking!)
$125 per couple for non-members (includes parking!)

Panda love

Woo at the Zoo FAQs

Order a special Valentine!
Woo your special someone or just treat yourself – all while helping animals – by adopting a species this Valentine’s Day. Your sweetheart will receive one cute animal plushes, a photo, a factsheet, a certificate with a special message from you. Order by February 9th and we’ll have your package with a personalized adoption certificate waiting for you to pick up at Woo at the Zoo. Packages will also be available for purchase at the event.

If you have questions regarding Woo at the Zoo, please call 202.633.3069.