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Storybook Safari: Good Night Gorilla

Western lowland gorilla infant Moke rests on the chest of his mother Calaya

Learn about animals from beloved children’s books! Pick your favorite book and character, or come to them all! These preschool classes will follow the same format and schedule as all other FONZ preschool classes.

Sept. 8: Get to know the gentle giants behind this beloved good night book, then take a walk and say hello to newest member of the gorilla troop: baby Moke!

FONZ preschool classes are designed for children ages 2 to 3 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.

Our registration system has changed! Simply click the "Register for this class" button below and log in using the same email address you use for your FONZ membership. Your member discount will be automatically applied!

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Age range: 2 - 3