The Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. Plan your visit.

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Make Your Contribution Go Further

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Double your support! DId you know that many companies match employee contributions to nonprofit organizations? In fact, many make matching gifts easy!

Find Out if Your Company is Registered to Match Donations

If your company isn't listed in the database, please follow these steps to make a matching gift in support of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's mission to save species:

  • The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (EIN# 53-0206027) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving species, and gifts may qualify to be matched by your employer. Contact your human resources office to see if your gift is eligible, and then complete your employer's matching gift form.

The Zoo provides engaging experiences with animals, and creates and shares knowledge to save wildlife and habitats. Matching your gift will increase your support of this critical mission.

If you would like more information about how to make a matching gift to the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, please contact Christine Huber.