Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Upcoming Events

International Migratory Bird Day

May 14, 2016

At this free event you can learn what propels migratory birds up to 10,000 miles each year, about specific issues threatening their long-term survival, and about how birds have inspired many of the most significant environmental conservation actions in the Americas.


May 19, 2016

ZooFari is back with more than 100 of the area's finest restaurants! Join us for a delicious evening of gourmet food, fine wines, celebrity chefs, and conservation!

World Oceans Day

June 11, 2016

This World Oceans Day event will feature a variety of activities, crafts, games, and demonstrations celebrating ocean health and conservation.

Birthday Parties

FONZ family members have the opportunity to throw a wild birthday celebration at the Zoo. Parties are held on weekends throughout the year.

Sponsor an Event

Find out how your company can partner with FONZ to sponsor an event—and reach a huge audience of people who love the renowned National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.

Host an Event

The Zoo can also be a great venue for YOUR special event! Corporations, associations, and others who make unrestricted gifts to the Zoo are invited to co-sponsor a special celebratory event and can choose to hold a dinner, reception, picnic, or other similar activity in accordance with our special event policy and guidelines.

FONZ and the National Zoo host a variety of fun and educational special events and celebrations. Some are free, some are fundraisers, and all are a guaranteed great time.

For information on membership or our events, please call phone icon202.633.4470.