It’s a Valentine’s Day ritual. Come to Woo at the Zoo on Friday, Feb. 14, from 7-10 p.m. to learn all about dating, mating and procreating — in the animal kingdom, at least. Bring a special someone, grab a cocktail, learn all about animal sex and dance the night away at a throwback ‘80s prom.
FONZ Members • $50
Non-members • $60
Tickets include two hilarious, edgy presentations on animal dating and mating. Hour-long sessions begin at 7:30 and 9 p.m. The 7:30 p.m. session is sold out, but come early and stay late — the dance party and other activities continue from 7 to 10 p.m.
Join FONZ for early ticket sales and discounts beginning Jan. 9. Non-member tickets go on sale Jan. 16.
Tickets also include:
- A Woo at the Zoo glass when purchasing the specialty cocktail (limited quantities, while supplies last)
- An ‘80s prom dance party with a DJ in a heated tent
- Trivia and a photo opportunity
- One drink ticket for a specialty cocktail sponsored by Smirnoff, wine or Port City Brewing Company beer (additional drinks available for purchase)
- Complimentary desserts
Giant Panda Mini Adopt Package: $20
Add an exclusive Valentine’s Day gift to your ticket. This mini Adopt a Species package is the perfect way to cap off Woo at the Zoo.
Choose a 7:30 or 9 p.m. session when you purchase your event ticket. Each hour-long session includes both presentations, followed by a Q&A.
Waddle I Do Without You: Penguin Speed Dating
Presented by Small Mammal House Curator Steven Sarro
When there are 100,000 potential mates to meet and everyone is wearing the same outfit, how does a penguin find its soulmate?
Performance Anxiety: Breeding at the Zoo
Presented by Smithsonian Global Health Program Director Suzan Murray
Breeding endangered species here at the Zoo is a science. How do we make sure the Zoo’s animals are getting down to business — and how do we help them survive in the wild?
FONZ Members: Free
The Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance will be the only entrance open for pedestrians and vehicles. All other entrances will be closed during the event.
The Zoo is accessible via the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo or Cleveland Park metro station. The Zoo entrance lies halfway between these stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo.
The Visitor Center Theater is wheelchair accessible. Please note that the Zoo’s main pathway is located on a hill with a significant decline from top to bottom. Accessible seating and companion seating is available. Please request upon arrival, and a team member will direct you to the accessible seating.
For more information on access services at the Zoo, please contact Guest Services at 202-633-4480 or the Accessibility Hotline at 202-633-4180.
Parking and Drop-Off
Designated accessible parking spaces are in Parking Lots A and B and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including information on how to purchase reserved parking, see the parking and directions page.
Accessible Drop-off and Pick-up Areas
The Zoo’s Panda Plaza Bus Lot serves as an accessible drop-off and pick-up area.
Accessible restrooms are located inside the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center’s restrooms and water fountains are accessible via wheelchair lift.
Aira Services for Blind/Low-Vision
Access to free Aira services are available while visiting the zoo through use of the Aira app. More information about Aira.
Access services, including sign language interpretation, CART and audio description, are available upon request. Please call 202-633-4180 two weeks in advance of the program to request these services.
Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs) are available upon request for programs in the Zoo Theater, located inside the Visitor Center.
For additional information on access services at the Zoo, please contact Guest Services at 202-633-4480.