Support the care of 2,000 animals at the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

Adopt a Species

We need your help to bring back the animal that sparked the conservation movement and the founding of our Zoo.

Bring Back Bison

Let's bring bison back to our Zoo!

It's Easy Being Green—Become a Green Member Today!

Join Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) and become part of an exciting new group of conservation-minded members. The Green membership level is for Zoo visitors dedicated to protecting wildlife, as well as the environment, by walking, Green membershipbiking, or taking Metro to visit the Zoo.

Green Membership $55

Green members receive these benefits:

Please note: This membership level does not include free or discounted parking

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To receive membership benefits, membership cards must be presented with matching photo ID.

Membership Clubs for Green Members

Green members can also join these clubs, exclusive to FONZ members:

To receive membership benefits, membership card must be presented with matching photo ID.


Check out answers to some frequently asked questions about membership.