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Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Farm Fish Feeding

Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia to see piranhas, pacu, and other Amazonian fish being fed. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Giant Panda or Red Panda Keeper Chat

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Great Ape Research Chat

Find out more about some of the research projects currently underway at the Great Ape House and Think Tank during this talk. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Farm Fish Feeding

Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia to see piranhas, pacu, and other Amazonian fish being fed. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Giant Panda or Red Panda Keeper Chat

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Farm Fish Feeding

Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Clouded Leopard Expert

Learn all about clouded leopards from the expert who manages this animal's Species Survival Plan. The Smithsonian's National Zoo participates in Species Survival Plans (SSPs), which are programs dedicated to providing a healthy, genetically diverse and self-sustaining population of animals in zoos across the United States. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, in front of the clouded leopard exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia to see piranhas, pacu, and other Amazonian fish being fed. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Giant Panda or Red Panda Keeper Chat

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Farm Fish Feeding

Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia to see piranhas, pacu, and other Amazonian fish being fed. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Giant Panda or Red Panda Keeper Chat

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Charla con Cuidador de Los Gatos Grandes

Habla con un cuidador de los animales que cuida a los leones y tigres en frente a la exhibición de tigres, ubicado a lo largo del Circulo de Gatos Grandes, directamente detrás del carrusel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Circulo de Gatos Grandes, directamente detrás del carrusel. Cost: Gratis y abierto al público. Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Early Closing: Lower Zoo

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the following locations in the Zoo will be closed as of 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18. Walkways and concessions around these locations will also be closed.   Great Ape House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Lemur Island , Great Cats , Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lower Zoo (Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center, Think Tank, Lemur Island, Great Cats Circle). Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Friday, October 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, October 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Early Closing: Mid-Zoo & Amazonia

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the following locations in the Zoo will be closed as of 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18 Walkways and concessions around these locations will also be closed.  Please note that some locations listed below may close earlier in the day. Amazonia , Giant Panda House , Elephant Community Center , Small Mammal House , Great Ape House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Lemur Island , Great Cats , Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Mid-Zoo (Small Mammal House, Giant Panda House, Elephant Community Center) and Amazonia. Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Friday, October 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Early Closing: Entire Zoo

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the entire Zoo will close to the general public at 4:00 p.m. Please note that many of the Zoo's buildings and walkways will be closed prior to 4:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo-wide. Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Boo at the Zoo

Special Zoo Events 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, a dance party and kids' karaoke. This frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. All will enjoy: A commemorative Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bag , 40+ treat stations , A dance party and kids' karaoke , The chance to meet Frankenpanda and Count Pandula , After-hours access to animal houses and exhibits, including: Small Mammal House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Great Cats Circle , Elephant Community Center , Kids' Farm , Asia Trail (David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat will be closed) Zoo education stations , Rides on the Speedwell Conservation Carousel (additional charge) , A sensory space in the Think Tank classroom for guests with sensory processing disabilities to take a quiet break from trick-or-treating. Co-sponsor: Sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Cost: FONZ members: $20 Non-members: $30, Boo at the Zoo is perfect for kids ages 4 to 12. All guests ages 2 and older must have a ticket. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/boo-zoo. Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Farm Fish Feeding

Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia to see piranhas, pacu, and other Amazonian fish being fed. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Giant Panda or Red Panda Keeper Chat

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Reptile Volunteer Chat

Meet a Reptile Discovery Center volunteer to learn about one of the fascinating species within the exhibit. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Zebra

Meet with a keeper and learn more about what makes Grevy’s zebras so cool. Meeting location is across the walkway from the hornbill exhibit. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zebra Exhibit. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Early Closing: Lower Zoo

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the following locations in the Zoo will be closed as of 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. Walkways and concessions around these locations will also be closed.   Great Ape House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Lemur Island , Great Cats , Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lower Zoo (Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center, Think Tank, Lemur Island, Great Cats Circle). Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Early Closing: Mid-Zoo & Amazonia

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the following locations in the Zoo will be closed as of 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 Walkways and concessions around these locations will also be closed.  Please note that some locations listed below may close earlier in the day. Amazonia , Giant Panda House , Elephant Community Center , Small Mammal House , Great Ape House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Lemur Island , Great Cats , Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Mid-Zoo (Small Mammal House, Giant Panda House, Elephant Community Center) and Amazonia. Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Early Closing: Entire Zoo

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the entire Zoo will close to the general public at 4:00 p.m. Please note that many of the Zoo's buildings and walkways will be closed prior to 4:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo-wide. Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Boo at the Zoo

Special Zoo Events 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, a dance party and kids' karaoke. This frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. All will enjoy: A commemorative Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bag , 40+ treat stations , A dance party and kids' karaoke , The chance to meet Frankenpanda and Count Pandula , After-hours access to animal houses and exhibits, including: Small Mammal House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Great Cats Circle , Elephant Community Center , Kids' Farm , Asia Trail (David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat will be closed) Zoo education stations , Rides on the Speedwell Conservation Carousel (additional charge) , A sensory space in the Think Tank classroom for guests with sensory processing disabilities to take a quiet break from trick-or-treating. Co-sponsor: Sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Cost: FONZ members: $20 Non-members: $30, Boo at the Zoo is perfect for kids ages 4 to 12. All guests ages 2 and older must have a ticket. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/boo-zoo. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Farm Fish Feeding

Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia to see piranhas, pacu, and other Amazonian fish being fed. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Giant Panda or Red Panda Keeper Chat

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Reptile Volunteer Chat

Meet a Reptile Discovery Center volunteer to learn about one of the fascinating species within the exhibit. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Zebra

Meet with a keeper and learn more about what makes Grevy’s zebras so cool. Meeting location is across the walkway from the hornbill exhibit. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zebra Exhibit. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Early Closing: Lower Zoo

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the following locations in the Zoo will be closed as of 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20. Walkways and concessions around these locations will also be closed.   Great Ape House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Lemur Island , Great Cats , Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lower Zoo (Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center, Think Tank, Lemur Island, Great Cats Circle). Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Early Closing: Mid-Zoo & Amazonia

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the following locations in the Zoo will be closed as of 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20 Walkways and concessions around these locations will also be closed.  Please note that some locations listed below may close earlier in the day. Amazonia , Giant Panda House , Elephant Community Center , Small Mammal House , Great Ape House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Lemur Island , Great Cats , Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Mid-Zoo (Small Mammal House, Giant Panda House, Elephant Community Center) and Amazonia. Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Early Closing: Entire Zoo

Special Zoo Events In preparation for Boo at the Zoo, the entire Zoo will close to the general public at 4:00 p.m. Please note that many of the Zoo's buildings and walkways will be closed prior to 4:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo-wide. Related Events: Boo at the Zoo. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Boo at the Zoo

Special Zoo Events 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, a dance party and kids' karaoke. This frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. All will enjoy: A commemorative Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bag , 40+ treat stations , A dance party and kids' karaoke , The chance to meet Frankenpanda and Count Pandula , After-hours access to animal houses and exhibits, including: Small Mammal House , Reptile Discovery Center , Think Tank , Great Cats Circle , Elephant Community Center , Kids' Farm , Asia Trail (David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat will be closed) Zoo education stations , Rides on the Speedwell Conservation Carousel (additional charge) , A sensory space in the Think Tank classroom for guests with sensory processing disabilities to take a quiet break from trick-or-treating. Co-sponsor: Sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Cost: FONZ members: $20 Non-members: $30, Boo at the Zoo is perfect for kids ages 4 to 12. All guests ages 2 and older must have a ticket. Get Tickets: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/boo-zoo. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, October 21, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Farm Fish Feeding

Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia to see piranhas, pacu, and other Amazonian fish being fed. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Monday, October 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Giant Panda or Red Panda Keeper Chat

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, October 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Farm Fish Feeding

Join a Kids' Farm keeper for the daily fish feeding and learn about the catfish and koi that call this exhibit home. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia to see piranhas, pacu, and other Amazonian fish being fed. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Giant Panda or Red Panda Keeper Chat

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Learn about the fascinating world of apes. Look for an animal keeper outside by the gorilla yard or inside the Great Ape house to hear about our gorilla troops. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House, outdoor gorilla yard or inside the building. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch the Zoo's giant pandas as they receive afternoon enrichment in their outdoor yards. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Great Ape Research Chat

Find out more about some of the research projects currently underway at the Great Ape House and Think Tank during this talk. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

Animal care staff will introduce you to one of the species on American Trail. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for information on today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

Alpacas, donkeys, and goats-Oh My! Keepers will introduce you to one of the many furry or feathered residents of the Farm. This demonstration is weather dependent. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

Talk with one of the animal keepers who cares for the Zoo's Andean bears daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Andean bears are located between the Zoo's Amazonia and American Trail exhibits. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Andean bear yard, between Amazonia and American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.