Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Upcoming Events

Kids' Farm Month

April 18, 2015

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.


May 14, 2015

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!

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 202.633.4470.