Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Children's Classes

Children's classes offer a variety of interactive experiences to discover the natural world. Using hands-on activities, crafts, experiments, and the Zoo's animal collection, your child will explore concepts in environmental science, strengthen skills needed for success in the classroom, and develop important social skills.

Tadpole Preschool Classes (ages 2-3) | Frog Children's Classes (ages 3-5)
Homeschool Classes (ages 5-12) | NEW! How Do You Zoo? Program

Spring Camps

Spring is in the air but flowers aren't the only things blooming. So are new programs at the National Zoo! Join us this spring break for FONZ's inaugural Spring Safari Day Camp!

Spring Camp Day Camp

Summer Camps

Calling all junior zoologists! Spend your summer learning about the Zoo's wild residents and how the Zoo protects them in the wild at our award-winning summer camps.

Summer Safari Day Camp | Nature Camp

Winter Camp

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you need to hibernate—the National Zoo's animals are ready to romp and we are ready for you!

Winter Camp

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.

Adult Classes

Public Education: Exploring Careers in Wildlife Conservation

Are you a student considering a career in animal care, science or wildlife conservation? Would you like to know more about what it’s like to work at the National Zoo? Join us for one of our upcoming career events, where you’ll have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the fields of animal care, science, education and sustainability.

Public Education

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Stop in and see us. The FONZ education offices are located in the Zoo's Visitor Center and are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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