Visitors can kick off the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at “ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia,” a free event Sunday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America.
Animal keepers will host talks, feedings and demonstrations highlighting a variety of animals native to the region, including Andean bears, sloths, golden lion tamarins, Panamanian golden frogs and more. Visitors have an opportunity to meet Zoo scientists who are working to save native species and learn about their research.
This program is in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center’s ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert program series, which is made possible, in part, by NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.