Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Young Professional Membership

Protect Wildlife and Have a Great Time with FONZ's Young Professionals

If you are 21 to 35 and ready to make a difference join FONZ’s Young Professional (YPs). Not only will you help save threatened wildlife, but you'll also get exclusive benefits including invitations to exhibit previews and discounts on great FONZ events.

As a FONZ YP member, you will enjoy the following and more!

  • Free parking while visiting the Zoo during regular daylight hours
  • 10% discount in National Zoo stores
  • Subscription to award-winning Smithsonian Zoogoer magazine
  • Free or discounted admission to and discounts at more than 100 zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • YP Happenings monthly e-newsletter
  • Discounts on tickets to popular events including such as Brew at the Zoo and Woo at the Zoo.
  • Invitations to exclusive previews of new born animals and exhibit openings
  • Access to adult classes at the Zoo
  • Opportunities to attend adults-only Snore & Roar overnights
  • Invitations to lectures featuring Smithsonian scientists
  • Volunteer opportunities to network with new friends

click toBecome a YP member ($50)

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