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All Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Please check back soon for more information regarding on-site programming. Teachers and caregivers, check out our at-home educational activities for use in your class or home.

Classes available for various age groups (including adults!) are offered throughout the year.

Zoo classes aren't just for kids! Whether you want to spice up your resume or pursue an interest in wildlife, adult classes provide an insider's look at animal behavior, conservation and ecology.
Kids ages 5-14 will have a wild time learning all about animals and conservation in FONZ's virtual home-school classes. Register today!
Kids up to age 6 will have a wild time learning all about animals in FONZ early learning classes.