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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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With the help of people like you, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is making huge breakthroughs in animal care, science and conservation. By becoming a member or donating today, you'll help the Zoo save species.

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Donating more than 90,000 hours of time each year, volunteers provide invaluable support to the Zoo's two facilities. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Adopt a Species

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Show the animal lover in your life how big your heart is with the gift that supports animal care and conservation. 

Giving Societies

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Giving Society members enjoy great perks while helping to save species!

Conservation Nation

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Funds raised from Conservation Nation supporters will help care and conserve some of the most threatened species across the globe.

Animal Enrichment

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From painting primates to piano-playing otters, learn how enrichment activities keep the Zoo's animals physically and mentally stimulated.