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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. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 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. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Fish Feeding

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 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. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! 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, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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, July 21, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo in Your Backyard; next to the bison exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo in Your Backyard; next to the bison exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *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: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 21, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Fish Feeding

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 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. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! 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, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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, July 22, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Science Gallery. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 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. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *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: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Fish Feeding

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, July 23, 2018, 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. Monday, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! 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, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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, July 23, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Science Gallery. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *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: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, July 23, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 23, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Fish Feeding

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 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. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! 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, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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, July 24, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lower Zoo Entrance. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lower Zoo Entrance. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *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: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 24, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Fish Feeding

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 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. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Bird Banding Demonstration

Engage with a Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center scientist as they demonstrate how they band and study wild birds. This demo will take place on Wednesdays in front of the Zoo’s Amazonia exhibit. Please note: This demo is subject to cancellations due to inclement weather, including cold temperatures, high winds and rain. Wednesdays only. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia outdoor plaza. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:30 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! 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, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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, July 25, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 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, July 25, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo in Your Backyard; next to the bison exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo in Your Backyard; next to the bison exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *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: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 25, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Fish Feeding

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! 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, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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, July 26, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lower Zoo Entrance. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lower Zoo Entrance. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

NSO Summer Music Institute Student Concert

Join the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for a free, outdoor concert featuring student musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute. Visitors will enjoy classic chamber music performed by some of the world’s top young musicians. The concert will be held at the Zoo's Great Meadow Thursday, July 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Meadow. Cost: This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, July 26, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *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: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Fish Feeding

Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Kids' Farm. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 27, 2018, 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. Friday, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Seal or Sea Lion Demo

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals! 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, seal OR sea lion exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 27, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

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, July 27, 2018, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo in Your Backyard; next to the bison exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 27, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bird Keeper Chat

By 2021, the Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House and the surrounding bird plateau will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction with almost 100 species of migratory birds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Even though the Zoo's Bird House is currently closed, visitors can still talk to a Bird House keeper daily at 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Zoo in Your Backyard; next to the bison exhibit. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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. Friday, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Giant Panda Enrichment

Watch as the giant pandas receive a special enrichment* item from their animal keepers. *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: Giant panda yards. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Think Tank Research Demonstration

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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Lemur Feeding

Watch these dynamic primates from Madagascar as they discover enrichment items. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 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, July 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.