VISITORS: The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is partially closed. For full details, and the best way to see the giant pandas, please click here.


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.


Little boy plays with plastic panda

Preschool classes through August are open for registration!  Check out the schedule and register for an upcoming class.

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

aerial view of SCBI campus

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

lemur tree frog

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!