Come celebrate the birthdays of giant pandas Bao Bao, Bei Bei, and Tian Tian. Visitors can watch as the giant pandas devour frozen birthday "cakes" and see animal demonstrations.
FONZ Members get a special head start on the celebration at 9 a.m. See below for details!
Come celebrate the birthdays of giant pandas Bao Bao, Bei Bei, and Tian Tian. It's Bei Bei's first birthday! Bao Bao will be turning 3 and Tian Tian will be 19. Visitors can watch as the giant pandas devour frozen birthday "cakes" and see animal demonstrations.
Schedule of Events
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Giant pandas will enjoy enrichment toys
1 p.m.: Bei Bei, Bao Bao, and Tian Tian will be served their frozen birthday cakes. The Chinese Embassy will offer guests a complimentary tasting of Dan Dan (dahn-dahn) noodles to enjoy. Dan Dan Mian (dahn-dahn mee-ahn) is a cold dish from Sichuan province where the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong is located.
FONZ members, get an early start on the celebration!
Join fellow FONZ members at 9 a.m. to wish Bei Bei, Bao Bao, and Tian Tian a very happy birthday with exciting activities, special performances, tasty food treats (Dan Dan noodles provided by the Chinese Embassy), and panda souvenirs at Asia Trail. Wear your favorite FONZ gear—a lanyard, button, t-shirt or anything that shows membership in FONZ, including gear from previous events. You're more than welcome to wear a panda costume if it's not too hot and you're feeling extra festive. Fun prizes will be in store for those proudly sporting FONZ wear!
Members will receive a complimentary tasting of Dan Dan (dahn-dahn) noodles to enjoy at 10 a.m.
Members are asked to arrive at the top entrance of Asia Trail nearest to the Connecticut Avenue entrance at 9 a.m. for a welcome from FONZ Executive Director, Lynn Mento. No RSVP required, but please present proof of active FONZ membership with photo ID. Stay and enjoy the public event commencing at 11 a.m.
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