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How Do You Zoo?

How Do You Zoo? is a fantastically fun learning experience for groups of children—from youth groups to birthday parties. Children will pretend to complete research in the Small Mammal House, become an animal chef, examine animal X-rays, and take care of business as a Smithsonian's National Zoo keeper.

How Do You Zoo? features four dramatic play areas that allow kids to make believe and explore Zoo careers. It's the perfect activity for the next generation of conservationists! Please note: there are no live animals in How Do You Zoo?

Ages: 5-10
Program Options & Fees:

  • School Programs: $9 per participant (1 hour) If your school qualifies for Title-1, please contact us for discounted packages.
  • Youth Groups and Scout Groups: $18 per participant (1.5 hours) Scout groups receive a specialty patch!
  • Birthday Parties: $125 booked as party extension (1 hour)
  • How Do You Zoo? plus walking tour of Asia Trail (2 hours): $25 per participant

Group Size: 5-25 children per program. One adult chaperone for every five children is required. Chaperones attend for free.

Cancellation policy: A 75 percent refund will be issued if notification is received by the FONZ Education office via contact form, or by calling 202-633-3024, at least two weeks prior to the start of the class. No refunds or changes will be made thereafter. How Do You Zoo? programs are non-transferable.

To book How Do You Zoo?, please complete this form or call 202-633-3024.