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Membership Clubs

FONZ Memberships are transitioning to Smithsonian’s National Zoo Memberships!

You may have heard that FONZ will be leaving the Zoo — but the Zoo will be starting a new membership program, which will automatically include all current FONZ members. Until the Smithsonian's National Zoo Membership is up and running, you can continue to join or renew, knowing that your membership will smoothly transition to the new program.

Questions about your current membership? Check the Membership FAQs page. If you're not already a member, please consider joining today.

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Help support the critical efforts of the Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute (SCBI) scientists who specialize in saving wildlife, conserving habitats, and restoring species to the wild. SCBI Club members receive a free parking pass to the Autumn Conservation Festival at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

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Amateur and professional shutterbugs are welcome to join the FONZ Photo Club, which brings photographers together to share and learn about zoo photography. The FONZ Photo Club, which meets one evening each month, is free to FONZ members and includes special access to animal photo opportunities.

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Join the club and receive invitations to bird walks led by SMBC staff and a quarterly e-newsletter about the work done around the world by SMBC scientists.