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The Zoo is open! Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants, and visitors must follow safety measures.

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Tax Deduction Information

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is a nonprofit organization, charitable tax ID number 53-0206027. All donations are 100% tax deductible. 

Memberships, as well as portions of event tickets, are also tax-deductible.

Smithsonian National Zoo Memberships

Membership Level Deductible Amount
Standard, Premier, Premier Plus 100% of membership dues
Patron Circle 100% of membership dues
Sponsor Circle 100% of membership dues
Benefactor Circle 100% of membership dues
Director Council 100% of membership dues
Explorer Council 100% of membership dues
Ambassador Council 100% of membership dues

Past Ticketed Events

Event Deductible Amount
ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife All but $75 of each ticket
Brew at the Zoo All but $25 of each ticket
Zoo Uncorked All but $25 of each ticket
Conservation Discovery Day 100% of each ticket
Boo at the Zoo All but $10 of each ticket
Night of the Living Zoo All but $15 of each ticket
BrewLights at ZooLights All but $15 of each ticket

Adopt a Species Program

Adopt Level Deductible Amount
$75 $55
$1,000 $970