Observe the solar eclipse at the Smithsonian's National Zoo through a safe solar telescope and free safe eclipse glasses provided by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked (formerly Grapes with the Apes) on Sept. 7 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Celebrate Enrichment Day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 16! Zoo patrons will have the opportunity to participate in training and enrichment activities, attend demonstrations ... more
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at ZooFiesta. Family activities include animal feedings, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, and authentic gourmet cuisine at a Latin America-inspired food... more
Calling all party animals to join fellow Zoo patrons for some Monkey Business, a non-traditional gala to benefit the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in partnership... more
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's annual festival —the only time of year this one-of-a-kind breeding and research facility is open to the public.
Join leading experts at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Oct. 13 for an in-depth discussion on Asian elephant conservation and welfare efforts.
With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family.
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!