It's a Valentine's Day ritual. Come to Woo at the Zoo on Friday, Feb. 14, from 7-10 p.m. to learn all about dating, mating and procreating (in the animal kingdom, at least).
This year it's double the fun on April 13, as the Zoo celebrates Earth Optimism on Easter Monday.
Celebrate the beauty and importance of family diversity at the Zoo with family-focused activities.
Celebrate Wildlife Migration Day at the Zoo on Saturday, May 9. This free event features family-friendly activities, as well as opportunities to talk to scientists who study wildlife migration.
In 2020, D.C.'s longest-running restaurant tasting event will be more appetizing than ever.
On July 16, enjoy great times and great brews with animal encounters, live music, fare from popular food trucks and unlimited beer tastings.
Mark your calendars for Friends of the National Zoo’s third annual The Fast & the Fierce 5K, sponsored by Aegis Project Controls.
Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at ZooFiesta. This free, family event includes animal feedings, arts and crafts, and live music.
Attend the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's annual festival — the one day a year that part of this unique research facility is open to the public!
Kids can go trick-or-treating at the wildest spot in town during Boo at the Zoo. Celebrate Halloween early with treat stations, animal demonstrations and more.
A dark carnival is approaching ... and will arrive for Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party.
Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. This free event includes live music and tasty winter treats.
Friends of the National Zoo's hoppiest holiday event, BrewLights, is back for another year of craft beer and microbrew tastings.
Coming soon. American Treasures: 2020 Gala hosted by the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.
Bring your troop for a wild night they won't soon forget! Where else can you fall asleep to the sounds of the wolves howling or awaken to the barks of the sea lions at play?
Come spend the night at the Zoo! Snore & Roar overnights are available from June to September.
Spend a wild night at the Zoo this summer! Snore & Roar sleepovers are available from June to September.
GRUMP, the alternative art and crafts holiday show, is coming to ZooLights on Dec. 6, 7 and 8 from 5-9 p.m.
Animal Discovery Days include special demonstrations, activities and opportunities to learn about wildlife conservation. Celebrate International Cheetah Day on Dec. 4.
Bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China.
Get an up-close look at exotic birds as they soar overhead and exhibit natural behaviors in this FREE, limited-run show.
Join a curator of the Zoo’s Small Mammal House as he describes the process of building a new exhibit while the mole-rats were busy building their new colony.
On July 23 from 1-2 p.m. attend a free, outdoor concert at the Zoo featuring student musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute.
Friends of the National Zoo members get exclusive access to American Trail and Research Hill during this free annual event.
Celebrate Solstice Saturday with a free dance party at the Zoo from 6-10 p.m. with music, kid-friendly activities and sweet treats. Don't miss a special screening of "Jurassic Park" for just $5!
Meet and interact with larger-than-life dinosaurs in Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live theater production. Buy Tickets Now
11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Pandas are on the big screen in “PANDAS,” a breathtaking documentary adventure for the whole family. Playing June 1 to Sept. 2 at the Zoo Theater.
Chelsea Clinton welcomes young readers and their families at the Zoo for a special reading and hands-on activities inspired by the endangered animals in her new book.
Chelsea Clinton comes to the Smithsonian's National Zoo to discuss her new book, Don't Let Them Disappear.
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