VISITORS: Please note that despite the government shutdown, the Zoo is scheduled to remain open on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21. Please check back for updates.


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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.

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

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

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We need help your help to raise $100,000 to build a dream home for the naked mole-rats.