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Camps

The Smithsonian Institution has made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person camps this summer, including Summer Safari Day Camp at FONZ. Please visit the Sofa Safari Day Camp page to learn more about digital camp programs for this summer.

At camp, your kids can explore the lives, habitats and conservation of animals around the world. Camps are available for grades K-7 and offered throughout the year!

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When school is out, Zoo Camp is in session!
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Your favorite summer safari rolls right into your living room or backyard with FONZ's new digital camp.
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Spring is in the air, but flowers aren’t the only things blooming. So are new programs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo! This spring break, sign your child up for FONZ's Spring Safari Day Camp.
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Your kids are in for a wild time learning all about animals and conservation. FONZ Members get early registration for summer camps!
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There will be no Snow Safari Day Camp in 2019. Check back next fall for information about Snow Safari Day Camp 2020!