SBCI's annual festival is going virtual this year. Watch videos about conservation, and join live Q&As with researchers and scientists Friday, Oct. 2.
New date! This year, Brew at the Zoo will take place in cooler weather—on Friday, Oct. 9. Stay tuned for more information on the event and ticket sale dates.
Start your engines and prepare for some spooky fun at Boo Drive Thru, sponsored by Mars Wrigley, a special edition of the beloved children's trick-or-treating event.
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.
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.
Celebrate Easter Monday at the Smithsonian's National Zoo with family-focused activities, including special animal demonstrations, field games, live entertainment, an egg hunt and a visit from the... more
Follow award-winning filmmakers to tell the surprising story of anole lizards—how they spread through Latin America and the Caribbean, conquered every possible habitat and diversified into hundreds... more
"Mind of a Giant" explores what it is like to be a modern elephant surviving in a world of poachers, new human settlements and other dangers.
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 with... more
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.