FONZ and the National Zoo host a variety of fun and educational special days to celebrate some special animals.
These family-friendly events offer:
Location: Great Ape House
Celebrate great apes and learn all about our amazing Gorillas, Orangutans and Gibbons at this fun, free, educational event. Great Ape Day will include keeper talks, animal demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family. Learn about ape family dynamics, Zoo animal care, and the fascinating cognitive studies being undertaken by National Zoo.
Location: Cheetah Conservation Station
Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day with a visit to the National Zoo. Learn all about these misunderstood scavengers including the vital role they play in a healthy ecosystem and the threats to survival vultures around the world face. This fun, educational event will feature keeper talks, educational activities for adults and kids, and special animal demonstration featuring our vultures.
Lcoation: Small Mammal House
Turn your world upside down at the National Zoo’s Sloth Day event. Visit the Small Mammal House during this fun family-friendly event and learn all about Sloths and their habitats. Take part in educational and fun activities for children and adults; listen to keeper talks, and watch live Sloth demonstrations.
The above activities are subject to change in the event of inclement or unseasonably cold weather.
Recycling electronics helps reduce mining for coltan, a metallic ore used in cell phones and laptops. The mining of this material is a great threat to the gorilla’s habitat! Recycling and refurbishing these items keeps dangerous materials out of landfills.