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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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Volunteer

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

Give the animal lover in your life the gift that supports animal care and conservation. Don't miss the new Komodo dragon and sloth packages!

Dedicate an Auditorium Seat

For a limited time, you have the opportunity to honor a special person or acknowledge a loved one with a personalized nameplate on the seat of your choice — all while showing support for the Zoo’s mission to save species.

Conservation Nation

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

Join FONZ

A Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) membership is the best way to support the outstanding wildlife conservation work of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and ensure your family’s experience at the Zoo is always special and enriching.