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.
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.
Friends of the National Zoo's hoppiest holiday event, BrewLights, is back for another year of craft beer and microbrew tastings during ZooLights, powered by Pepco!
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.
A dark carnival is approaching … and will arrive for Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo.
Kids can go trick-or-treating at the wildest spot in town during Boo at the Zoo. Celebrate Halloween early with more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, a dance party and kids’ karaoke.
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!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at ZooFiesta. This free, family event includes animal feedings, arts and crafts, and live music.
Get an up-close look at exotic birds as they soar overhead and exhibit natural behaviors in this FREE, limited-run show.
Join us at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 14, for Friends of the National Zoo’s second annual The Fast & the Fierce 5K, sponsored by Aegis Project Controls!
Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, on Sept. 12 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Celebrate Wildlife Migration Day at the Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 7. This free event features games, education stations, live music, bird banding demos and more.
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