Visitors: Parts of the Zoo will close early on Oct. 28 in preparation for Night of the Living Zoo. Also, please note that winter hours began on Oct. 1. Please see the hours page for updated opening and closing times.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:00 am to 9:00 am
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Brew at the Zoo

Presented by Geico

Raise your glass to conservation! Join Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) at Washington, D.C.'s biggest and best beer festival on July 21, all in support of wildlife conservation. Enjoy great times and great brews with unlimited beer tastings from more than 70 breweries, exotic animal encounters, live music, fare from popular food trucks, and a unique after-hours Zoo experience.

Proceeds benefit the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in its mission to save species.