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VISITORS: Due to Bao Bao's departure, the Zoo will be closed to the public Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Find out how you can say #ByeByeBaoBao and tune in to the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Facebook page to watch live as Bao Bao departs on Feb. 21.

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Lectures

Wednesdays | 7 p.m.

Journey with Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals as they travel the globe to study and protect species and ecosystems. Share in their adventures during these free science lecture series. The series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so arrive early.

Upcoming Lectures

January 18 | The Importance of Eco-tourism to Conservation of Africa's Wilderness and Wildlife, Speaker: Lex Hes

Check back soon for more upcoming lectures!

Past Lectures

October 5 | Non-Invasive Hormone Monitoring in Asian Elephants, Speaker: Natalia Prado-Oviedo

October 12 | Saving Species—One Meal at a Time, Speaker: Mike Maslanka

October 19 | Red Siskin Initiative, Speaker: Miguel Angel Arvedo

October 26 | Vanishing Hoof Beats...Saving Ungulates through Innovative Animal Management and Reproductive Research, Speaker: Budhan Pukazhenthi

Address

SCBI Auditorium
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, VA 22630

Please note: pets are not allowed on SCBI property.

Directions from the east:

Take I-66 west to the Linden/Front Royal exit #13
At end of ramp, turn left, under freeway to stoplight at Route 55
Turn right (west) on Route 55 and travel five miles into Front Royal
Turn left at signal, Route 522/Remount Road
Drive approximately 2 miles and take a left into Gate 2 and follow event parking signs

Directions from Rappahannock:

From US 211 take 522 north ~ 12 miles
Turn right into Gate 2 and follow event parking signs