Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



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Adopt a species! Support the care of 1,800 animals at the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

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Member Information, News, and Benefits


brown kiwi

Member News

Keep up with all the news about FONZ membership and updates to benefits.


Animal News

Learn about births, new arrivals, new exhibits and exciting new developments at the National Zoo.


red panda

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about FONZ membership? Find answers to the most commonly aksed questions here.


Grevy's zebras

Reciprocal Admission and Discounts

One of the great benefits of FONZ membership is free or discounted admission to other reciprocating zoos and aquariums.


clouded leopard

Member Clubs and Services

Learn more about all the benefits of being a FONZ member, update your information, and request a replacement membership card.


Give Additional Support

Other ways to support the Zoo, including supporting specific species, programs, and intiatives.


Asian elephant

Special Events

Members get a discount on tickets to all FONZ fundraising events and enjoy special Zoo events just for members. Find out about upcoming events open to members and buy tickets.


Giant panda

Contact Us


Friends of the National Zoo
Membership Office
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013


Thank you FONZ members and donors, for your support and commitment to the Zoo and its mission—we couldn't do it without you!