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Camps

Friends of the National Zoo offers both day camp and overnight camp experiences for kids. FONZ Camps are open to members and non-members. Become a FONZ member to receive program discounts and priority registration!

2016 Registration Dates

FONZ Premier Plus Registration begins on Tuesday, January 26 at 10 a.m.
All FONZ Member Registration begins on Tuesday, February 2 at 10 a.m.
Registration for non-members begins on Tuesday, February 9 at 10 a.m.

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Summer Safari Day Camp is held at the National Zoo. Week-long sessions for children going into grades K-7 cover a range of topics focusing on wildlife and conservation.

FONZ Nature Camp held out at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia is a residential camp offering week-long programs focused on nature and conservation for students entering grades 5- 10.

Snow Safari Winter Camp is held at the National Zoo in December. Week-long sessions for children going into grades K-5 cover a range of topics focusing on wildlife and conservation.

Summer Safari Day Camp

Classes for Children and Adults

FONZ Classes are open to members and non-members. Become a FONZ member to receive program discounts and priority registration!

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FONZ offers a wide variety of classes and workshops about wildlife for children ages two and older.

Adult Classes: Wildlife Studies Certificate Program

Want to spice up your resumé or pursue an interest in wildlife? Adult classes at the Zoo provide an in-depth look at animal behavior, conservation, and ecology. The Wildlife Studies Certificate Program offers adults interested in conservation and zoological research the opportunity to take courses relating to issues and science important to wildlife and their habitats.