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Bring Back Bison

Let's bring bison back to our Zoo!

After-School Adventures

Learning doesn't have to end when the bell rings. Continue the fun at the National Zoo with our After-School Adventures! These programs incorporate Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. state standards and help your child master disciplinary core ideas in environmental conservation and life science while strengthening important academic, developmental, and social skills.

We've got the perfect combination of education, animals, and fun to make sure your child has a grrrreat time. Sign up your cub for this club today!

After-School Adventures meets as a four-week series from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Choose to attend either Monday or Wednesday sessions.


Discover the answer to this and other delicious mysteries as we learn how and why Zoo nutritionists develop a specific diet for each animal in our care, from lions to leaf-cutter ants.

  • Ages: 7-10
  • Member Fee: $100 / Non-Member Fee: $125
  • Monday Sessions: April 28, May 5, 12, 19
  • Wednesday Sessions: April 30, May 7, 14, 21

Register now!

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: All cancellation requests received by the FONZ Education office at least two weeks prior to the start of the program will receive a 75% refund. All transfer requests received at least two weeks prior to the start of the program will be charged a 10-percent administrative fee. No refunds or changes will be made with less than two-weeks notice.

FONZ reserves the right to cancel a program no less than two days before the class begins if registration is under five participants. In this event, you will be notified by phone or e-mail and offered credit for another program, a full refund, or the option to donate your program fee to FONZ.