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The Zoo is open! Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. Effective July 30, all visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at the Zoo, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas.

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DCPS Kindergarten Program Registration

This spring, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute invites DCPS Kindergarten classes to participate in a virtual field trip exploring the Amazon rainforest. Join Zoo educators on a virtual walk to discover the plants and animals living in this unique habitat. Programs are offered every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Note: This program is offered exclusively for kindergarten students in Washington, D.C., public schools as part of the ELA conservation cornerstone. If you are not a DCPS teacher and are looking to book this program, please return to the school programs page.

How to Register

This program is free, but registration is required. To register, click "Sign Up" next to your desired program date. You will be contacted to confirm your program and to follow up on logistics. Dates marked "Event is Full" have already been booked.

After registering, please e-sign and return the virtual program consent form to nzp-education@si.edu. We only need one copy of the form from the teacher registering and do not need copies from every student participating.

Please only sign up for one date so we can offer this program to all DCPS kindergarten students. A single teacher should register on behalf of all kindergarten students in their school, with up to three classes joining in one program (assembly-style). If your school has more than three classes, please register for a second program or contact us.

Questions? Contact nzp-education@si.edu.