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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.


Make a Gift

Now more than ever, we need your support. Even when our gates are closed, we are still here, working as always to save species. We hope you will join us in this important work.

Animal Enrichment

Help replenish toys, puzzle feeders and training tools that are well loved by the Zoo’s animals. Donate to the Enrichment Trunk today.

Help Save Animals

By becoming a member, you'll help the Zoo save species and get great benefits for you and your family each time you visit!

Monthly Giving

For as little as $10 a month, you can join a dedicated group of supporters helping the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.

Adopt a Species

Looking for the perfect gift? Symbolically adopt an animal to show your support for saving species. You'll receive a stuffed animal, postcard, certificate and more.