A Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) membership is the best way to support the outstanding wildlife conservation work of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and ensure your family's experience at the Zoo is always special and enriching. Join today and contribute to the Zoo's commitment to providing leadership in animal care, science, education and sustainability.
As a valued FONZ member, you enjoy a full year of special benefits, such as free parking* at the Premier level and higher, priority registration to camps and classes, free rides on the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel* and exclusive access to plenty of Zoo events and activities.
*Free parking, carousel, train and ZooTubes rides are only available during regular, daytime visits to the Zoo and not during special events.
Looking to give the gift of membership? Click here for gift membership options.
We have updated our membership levels for 2018. See below for the full list of new options and revised benefits at the General Membership level, including parking benefits, bigger discounts on food and purchases in Zoo stores, additional free rides and more!
These enhanced benefits apply to members who joined or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2018.
For more information about FONZ memberships, please call 202-633-2922 or contact us.
FAVORITE FONZ MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
- Free parking during your visits to the Zoo
- Exclusive animal tours and previews
- Priority access to Zoo camps, classes and events
- Being a strong supporter of animal conservation