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

Spring 2017 Nature Cubs preschool classes start the week of April 24! Check out the schedule and register for an upcoming class here.

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

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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

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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!