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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!

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.

FONZ Birthday Parties

The Smithsonian's National Zoo reopened to visitors July 24, but birthday parties are canceled for the remainder of 2020.

Sofa Safari Day Camp

Your favorite summer safari rolls right into your living room or backyard with FONZ's new digital camp.