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

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

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!

Classes at the Zoo

Go wild with children's classes at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Summer programs for ages 0-6 are open for registration!