Camps, classes, and sleepovers, oh my!
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Friends of the National Zoo offers educational programming for people of all ages through camps, classes, overnights, school programs, and lectures. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional training are offered through the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.


Registration for spring 2017 Nature Cubs preschool classes for ages 2-3 and 3-5 is now open! Check out themes, dates and register here.

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation offers a range of compelling residential, hands-on, interdisciplinary programs in conservation biology for undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals.

Plan a Fieldtrip

Is your class or group planning a trip to the Zoo? Check out these activities to enhance the experience. What are you waiting for? Hop to it!