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Member News and Information

Member News

We couldn't be more excited to bring our Friends of the National Zoo members back to the Zoo! Here are some important changes and information.
Each year, more than 1,400 volunteers donate over 90,000 hours of their time to the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. We appreciate them every single day, but this week, National Volunteer Week, is an especially great...
Registration for 2020 spring and summer camps is open to all FONZ members now.

Reciprocating Zoos

Your FONZ membership can be used for admission discounts at other zoos and aquariums! Learn more about the reciprocating zoos program.

Replacement cards

There is a $5 charge for printing a replacement card. Please visit the FONZ membership card replacement page to order a new one.