This year it's double the fun on April 13, as the Zoo celebrates Earth Optimism on Easter Monday.
Friends of the National Zoo members get exclusive access to American Trail and Research Hill during this free annual event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The whooping crane has the distinction of being North America's tallest bird and, sadly, also one of its rarest. Learn how groups are working together to save these birds.
Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute invites you to a film screening at the Zoo's Visitor Center auditorium as part of the 2019 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's... more
Celebrate the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat's new, colorful and interactive exhibit, on Feb. 23, 2019.
The Zoo is hosting Nerd Nite DC for an animal-themed evening of creative presentations and libations! Don't miss the chance to explore the comedic side of science. Nerd Nite is a 21+ event.
Celebrate Enrichment Day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Aug. 25! Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to participate in training and enrichment activities, attend demonstrations and... more
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. Celebrate with Us
Giraffe populations have dwindled rapidly over the past few decades. Join a panel of experts as they discuss the efforts to save this charismatic species.
Join leading experts at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on May 11, 2018, for an in-depth discussion on bird conservation.
Plan ahead and on Earth Day 2018, make the Smithsonian's National Zoo your go-to place to participate in green-themed activities.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is thrilled to host members of the National Symphony Orchestra for a free, engaging musical performance for all ages on April 15.