VISITORS: Due to inclement weather, the Zoo is closed today, Wednesday, March 21. Please check back for updates.
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Member News and Information

Member News

Since their arrival at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in 2000, giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian have been fantastic (and photogenic) representatives of their home country of China. They are also the parents of three thriving cubs, including Bei...
This year, Friends of the National Zoo is celebrating its 60th anniversary. We couldn't have made it this far without your energy, passion and support.
Members can get up close and personal with animals at 4 p.m. on March 3.

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.