Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Celebrate Kids’ Farm, sponsored by State Farm®, throughout the month of April with special activities and events. Every day, we’ll have special animal encounters, keeper talks, and demonstrations. Plus, an exclusive Farm giveaway from State Farm® for children every weekend in April!

Only three years ago, we announced that budget cuts would require closing the Kids' Farm exhibit. The outpouring of support from our community was unprecedented. State Farm®, our generous "good neighbor," agreed to fund the Kids' Farm for the next five years. Together, we will commemorate this wonderful donation and our beloved Farm!


10 a.m. -- Fish Feeding
11 a.m. -- Meet a Farm Animal
1:30 p.m. -- Meet a Farm Animal


10:30 a.m. -- Storytime at the Farm (meet at Pizza Garden)


10:30 a.m. Meet a Farm Keeper (at the entrance to the barn)


10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. -- Live Entertainment!
April 3rd Kate Moran Band (Join us at the Pizza Playground, sponsored by Ledo Pizza® to rock out with Rainbow Rock!)
April 24th Blue Sky Puppets (Join us at the Bandshell below Lion/Tiger Hill to see the Blue Sky Puppets perform the Three Not-So-Little Pigs!)

Every Weekend

Stop by the lion/tiger information booth to pick up a special coloring sheet and seed packet, courtesy of State Farm®.

NOTE: Times are approximate. Animal demonstrations are about 30 minutes. Meet a Farm Animal is weather-dependent.

State Farm® Day

Saturday, April 5 from 11 AM – 2 PM

State Farm® will present a variety of activities with arts and crafts throughout the day and giveaways for visitors to the Kids' Farm exhibit. A special "Tend your Garden" program will feature ways to recycle used shipping pallets to easily create beautiful urban gardens. Meet members of the Zoo's horticulture team and help us to "plant" seedlings in the pallets!

Ledo Pizza® will be also be onsite at the Pizza Playground with free pizza samples, while supplies last.

Plus, watch knitting demonstrations and see how alpaca wool is transformed into yarn!


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$30 for non-members
$25 for members

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The Zoo is a very popular destination, and parking lots often fill up early in the day, especially in spring and summer. Street parking in the neighborhood is quite limited. Reserved parking guarantees you a hassle-free experience while providing faster access to animal exhibits and Panda Plaza. The availability of spaces is limited; reservations may not be available on some dates.

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