Friends of the National Zoo members get exclusive access to American Trail and Research Hill during this free annual event.
On Saturday, June 30, visit the Zoo for a day full of themed enrichment (for the animals) and free treats (for our guests). Best of all, it’s open to the public.
On July 19, enjoy great times and great brews with animal encounters, live music, fare from popular food trucks and unlimited beer tastings from more than 70 breweries.
Celebrate Enrichment Day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 16! Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to participate in training and enrichment activities, attend demonstrations... more
Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked on Sept. 13 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at ZooFiesta. This free, family event includes animal feedings, arts and crafts, and musical entertainment.
Attend the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's annual festival—the one day a year that this unique research facility is open to the public!
With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical... more
Prepare to witness death-defying acts and amazing oddities at Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo.
Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances and tasty winter treats.
Friends of the National Zoo's hoppiest holiday event, BrewLights, a ticketed microbrew and craft beer event, will take place during ZooLights, powered by Pepco.
Imagine falling asleep to the sounds of the howling wolves or being awakened by the bark of the sea lions at play. Come spend the night at the Smithsonian's National Zoo!