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The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute believes that meaningful learning about animals, the natural world and conservation science happens at every age. Find fun learning opportunities to do at home, in the classroom or during your next visit to the Zoo.

Kids and Families

Child plays on Asian small clawed otter statue
Looking to engage your young animal lover? The Zoo has a variety of ways to support your child's learning and growth.


zoo guide presenting in front of teenagers
Looking for activities to do at home or on your next visit to the Zoo? We offer fun learning opportunities for teens!

Adults and College

Explore learning opportunities are available for adults and college students.

Conservation Classroom

An educator wearing a protective face covering talks to students via video on a phone and points out leaves and trees in the Amazonia exhibit
Discover animals, habitats and conservation through engaging virtual programs with a Zoo educator. 

Plan a Field Trip

Kids walking along path during summer camp
Find all the resources you need to plan a field trip to the Zoo!

Teacher Advisory Council

An alligator walks out of a patch of wildflowers onto a gravel road in Texas
Take your professional development to the wild side! Join the Zoo's Teacher Advisory Council.