Due to inclement weather, the Zoo is CLOSED TODAY, August 4.

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Awesome Apes

Western lowland gorilla Moke at the Great Ape House.

Swing into summer with the awesome apes of the Smithsonian's National Zoo! What features do we share with our ancient ancestors and what makes each of us special? Let's find out together!

FONZ preschool classes are designed for children ages 3-5 to discover a whole new view of the Smithsonian's National Zoo. “Adult-and-me” format classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play and exciting Zoo walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world.

Note: FONZ preschool classes are for children and their adult buddies to enjoy together. Registration fee covers one child with adult.

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Age range: 3 - 5

Class Sessions

Date(s): Sunday, August 11 (class meets on Sunday)
Time: 9:03 am to 10:33 am