Mar. 02, 2018
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...
Feb. 20, 2018
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.
Feb. 16, 2018
Members can get up close and personal with animals at 4 p.m. on March 3.
Jan. 30, 2018
Registration is open now for Spring and Summer Safari Day Camps at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Nov. 07, 2017
FONZ members enjoy a full week of exclusive perks at ZooLights, powered by Pepco, from Dec. 3 through Dec. 10, including a set of coupons for tubing, train, and carousel rides. Plus, FREE parking all...
Oct. 24, 2017
Every winter, the Smithsonian's National Zoo stays open late and lights up with holiday magic during ZooLights, powered by Pepco. And there's nothing better than a brilliantly lit winter wonderland...
Sep. 19, 2017
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...
Sep. 06, 2017
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Club members are invited to get out and celebrate the season with a series of bird walks this fall.
Jun. 02, 2017
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.
May. 11, 2017
You've explored the Smithsonian's National Zoo. But not like this. FONZ Members now have exclusive access to the FONZ Member Cyber Safari: Passport to Asia, a scavenger hunt that'll take you all...
May. 01, 2017
May is for Members at the Zoo, which means that every single day of the month will bring a special offer or discount—just for FONZ members. And whether you're a member or not, you'll get a big...
Mar. 21, 2017
Friends of the National Zoo has updated its online experience for members and customers. If you're a FONZ member or have made a transaction with FONZ in the past, you already have an account — you...
Mar. 01, 2017
We HERD you loud and clear! You want additional opportunities for exclusive access to the Zoo animals you love. That’s why we are excited to announce our new benefit just for FONZ members: the Early...
Feb. 14, 2017
On Saturday morning, about 3,000 FONZ members gathered at the panda house for a special opportunity to say Bye Bye Bao Bao, a little more than a week before she heads to her new home in China.
Jan. 30, 2017
Get a free, limited-edition Bao Bao mug when you make any purchase of $5 or more at any on-site Zoo store!
Dec. 13, 2016
Bao Bao is headed to China, and FONZ Members are invited to help give her a warm sendoff. Join FONZ on Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to say Bye Bye to Bao Bao!
Nov. 29, 2016
You don't need to hibernate this winter—join the cool critters at the Smithsonian's National Zoo for Snow Safari Day Camp! Winter campers explore the lives, habitats, and conservation of animals...
Oct. 28, 2016
FONZ members enjoy a full week of exclusive perks at ZooLights, from Dec. 3 through Dec. 10, including a set of coupons for tubing, train, and carousel rides. Plus, FREE parking all week!
Oct. 27, 2016
Explore and learn with Friends of the National Zoo this winter through camps and family programs. Remember, FONZ members receive early priority registration and discounts, so don't delay and register...
Oct. 25, 2016
Who doesn't love a winter expedition, especially when there's a little learning involved? Explore and learn with Friends of the National Zoo this winter through camps and birthday parties. Snow...
Sep. 16, 2016
Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo. Member tickets are on sale now.
Sep. 09, 2016
Celebrate the spookiest night of year with more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on September 9, 2016 for Members...
Aug. 18, 2016
The Beach Drive entrance to the Zoo will be closed September 19 through Spring 2017 as part of the National Park Service's Beach Drive rehabilitation project.
Jul. 20, 2016
Fall children's classes for ages 2-13 are open for registration!
Jul. 18, 2016
Join us on August 20 at 9:00 a.m. as members help celebrate a special birthday.