Beginning Jan. 18, 2022, the Zoo is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at the Zoo, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas. Select animal buildings remain closed.

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Genomics: The New Frontier

Fourth Annual Conservation Immersion Seminar
  • cheetah cub
    Can genomics help assess the health of the cheetah population? Find out in this seminar!

Join world-renowned scientists for in-depth discussions about how new technology is impacting conservation management of endangered species. Advances in genomics have opened up new possibilities—but how and when do we scientists this powerful tool? You'll learn what genomics can do and explore the bioethical questions surrounding implications and applications for conservation. 

For registration information please contact Molly Dodge, dodgem@si.edu or call 540-635-0071.