Solstice Saturday at the Zoo
Saturday, June 23, 2018On June 23 the Smithsonian will mark the first Saturday of summer—Solstice Saturday—by staying open late and hosting parties, programs, and performances. In celebration, the Zoo will have extended... more
June Member Celebration
Saturday, June 30, 2018Friends of the National Zoo members get exclusive access to American Trail and Research Hill during this free annual event.
FONZ 60th Celebration
Saturday, June 30, 2018On 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
Brew at the Zoo
Thursday, July 19, 2018On 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.
Saturday, August 25, 2018Celebrate 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
Thursday, September 13, 2018Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked on Sept. 13 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Sunday, September 23, 2018Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at ZooFiesta. This free, family event includes animal feedings, arts and crafts, and musical entertainment.
Conservation Discovery Day
Saturday, October 6, 2018Attend the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's annual festival—the one day a year that this unique research facility is open to the public!
Boo at the Zoo
Friday, October 19, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018With 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 time for the whole... more
Night of the Living Zoo
Friday, October 26, 2018Prepare 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.
Friday, November 23, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019Join 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.
BrewLights at ZooLights
Thursday, November 29, 2018Friends 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!
Spend a wild night at the Smithsonian's National Zoo this summer! Snore and Roar overnights for families, adults and scouts go on sale March 27 at 10 a.m.!