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VISITORS: Please note that the Zoo will close early to pedestrians and vehicular traffic on Oct. 20, 21 and 22 in preparation for Boo at the Zoo. Please visit the hours page for full details.
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Member News and Information

Member News

There are many things to love about autumn: pandas playing in the leaves, spiced teas, hot chocolate and October celebrations. From Conservation Discovery Day to Boo at the Zoo, there's no shortage of events, and members receive discounted tickets!
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Club members are invited to get out and celebrate the season with a series of bird walks this fall. 
Join us for the return of D.C.'s biggest best beer festival, Brew at the Zoo, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Member tickets go on sale on June 8.

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.