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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 trainings are offered through the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.

Educator Resources

Find resources for educators, including curriculums, programs, activities and more.

Downloadable Zoo Activities

Is your class or group planning a trip to the Zoo? Check out these activities to enhance the experience. What are you waiting for? Hop to it!

School's Out Camp

When school is out, Zoo Camp is in session!

FONZ Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's birthday with an unforgettable day at the Zoo! FONZ birthday parties are available to members with children turning 2-8 years old. Book a party today!

Classes at the Zoo

Go wild with children's classes at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Winter and spring programs for ages 0-12 are open for registration.