Camps, classes and sleepovers, oh my!
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Friends of the National Zoo offers educational programming for people of all ages through camps, classes, overnights, school programs and lectures. Undergraduate, graduate and professional training are offered through the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.

Summer Camps

An Asian small-clawed otter in the grass. It is a weasel-like animal with small ears, whiskers, sleek, coarse fur, and a long tail.

Your kids are in for a wild time learning all about animals and conservation. FONZ Members get early registration for summer camps!

Snore & Roar Sleepovers: Adults Only

two sleepy looking adult lions

Come spend the night at the Smithsonian's National Zoo!  Spaces are still available for our adults-only overnights featuring the Elephant Community Center, American Trail, Cheetah Conservation Station, and Great Cats!

Summer Preschool Classes

Preschoolers with sea lions

Splash into fun with FONZ preschool and homeschool classes!  Fall Nature Cubs programs and homeschool programs are now open for registration!