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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, February 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Friday, February 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. Friday, February 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 Community Center. Cost: Free. Friday, February 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. Friday, February 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. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 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, February 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 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. Friday, February 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 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, February 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. Friday, February 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. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 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. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Indoor Panda Feeding

Come inside the Giant Panda House to see our pandas munch on their largest bamboo feeding of the day! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 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, February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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, February 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

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, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Giant Panda Housewarming

Experience the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat's new, colorful and interactive exhibit at the Giant Panda Housewarming Celebration! This program will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. followed by activities throughout the day. Visitors can talk with panda scientists and keepers, and young panda fans can enjoy a coloring station. The giant pandas and red pandas will receive special frozen treats throughout the day, and snacks will be available for human visitors as well.  Don't forget to stop by the Panda Plaza gift shop to take home a very special, free commemorative print — a copy of a painting created by Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Bei Bei! The numbered prints, courtesy of Friends of the National Zoo, will be available one-per-family, while supplies last. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Clint Fields Plaza. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Family-friendly Kid Tours

Tours specifically for families with young children (ages 4 to 7) are available on a walk-up basis on the second Sunday and the fourth Saturday of every month at 9:45 a.m. Children can learn about animals in a fun classroom session followed by a one-hour tour of the upper Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Tours leave from the Zoo's Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 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 202-633-3056. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Saturday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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 Community Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 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, February 23, 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, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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 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, February 23, 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, February 23, 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, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 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, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 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, February 23, 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, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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, February 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

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, February 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Sunday, February 24, 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, February 24, 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 Community Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 24, 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, February 24, 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, February 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 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, February 24, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

CANCELED - Bird Keeper Chat

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Science Gallery. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, February 24, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 24, 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, February 24, 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 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, February 24, 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, February 24, 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, February 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 24, 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, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Indoor Panda Feeding

Come inside the Giant Panda House to see our pandas munch on their largest bamboo feeding of the day! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 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, February 24, 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, February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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, February 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

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, February 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Monday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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 Community Center. Cost: Free. Monday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, February 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, February 25, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 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, February 25, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

CANCELED - Bird Keeper Chat

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Science Gallery. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, February 25, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, February 25, 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, February 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, February 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Indoor Panda Feeding

Come inside the Giant Panda House to see our pandas munch on their largest bamboo feeding of the day! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, February 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, February 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 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, February 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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, February 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

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, February 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Tuesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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 Community Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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, February 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 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, February 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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 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, February 26, 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, February 26, 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, February 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Indoor Panda Feeding

Come inside the Giant Panda House to see our pandas munch on their largest bamboo feeding of the day! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 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, February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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, February 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

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, February 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Wednesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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 Community Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Meet-a-Zoo Nutritionist

Meet a Zoo Nutritionist and find out what it takes to feed and care for Zoo animals from Ants to Elephants. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Science Gallery. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Indoor Panda Feeding

Come inside the Giant Panda House to see our pandas munch on their largest bamboo feeding of the day! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 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, February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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, February 27, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

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, February 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Thursday, February 28, 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, February 28, 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 Community Center. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 28, 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 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, February 28, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 28, 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, February 28, 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 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 28, 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, February 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, February 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Indoor Panda Feeding

Come inside the Giant Panda House to see our pandas munch on their largest bamboo feeding of the day! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 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, February 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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, February 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

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, March 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, March 1, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Exhibit- entrance level. Friday, March 1, 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, March 1, 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 Community Center. Cost: Free. Friday, March 1, 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, March 1, 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, March 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Red Panda or Giant Panda Keeper Talk

Come hear what it takes to look after the Zoo's pandas from one of our animal keepers. This demonstration may take place at the red panda OR giant panda yards. Check the board at the entrance to Asia Trail for the exact location. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Red panda or giant panda yards; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, March 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demonstration

Watch as animal keepers train the Zoo's pinnipeds!  During this talk, animal keepers will work with either seals or sea lions on a number of trained behaviors, all while sharing some fascinating information on these amazing animals. Check the board located near the "Get your Feet Wet" tide pool exhibit on American Trail for the exact location of today’s demo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: American Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, March 1, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 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, March 1, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Lab Keeper Talk

Visit our shocking new Electric Fishes Demonstration Lab at the Amazonia Field Station and learn about these fascinating fishes from an animal keeper who cares for them. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, March 1, 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, March 1, 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 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, March 1, 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, March 1, 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, March 1, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Sloth Bear Feeding

Hear from an animal keeper and get a view of one of our sloth bears in their yard as they enjoy a food or enrichment* item. *The Smithsonian's National Zoo's enrichment program provides physically and mentally stimulating toys, activities and environments for all the Zoo’s animals. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, sloth bear yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, March 1, 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, March 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Asia Trail Animal Feeding

Check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail to see which animal will receive a treat during today's demonstration. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail; check the sign at the entrance to Asia Trail for today's location. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, March 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, March 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Indoor Panda Feeding

Come inside the Giant Panda House to see our pandas munch on their largest bamboo feeding of the day! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, March 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper

Hear from an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, March 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:15 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, March 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 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, March 1, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.