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Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 9 a.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Postcard Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Head to the postcard station next to Bei Bei's outdoor habitat to write a postcard with your well-wishes for Bei Bei! All postcards will be sent with Bei Bei to China. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

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

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 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. Monday, November 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 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, November 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Panda Keeper Q&A

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Think Tank Keeper Chat

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

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 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, November 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 1:30 p.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 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, November 11, 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, November 11, 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, November 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 9 a.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Postcard Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Head to the postcard station next to Bei Bei's outdoor habitat to write a postcard with your well-wishes for Bei Bei! All postcards will be sent with Bei Bei to China. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 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. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 12, 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, November 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Panda Keeper Q&A

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 12, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 1:30 p.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Great Ape Research Chat

Find out more about some of the research projects currently underway at the Great Ape House and Think Tank during this talk. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 12, 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, November 12, 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, November 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 9 a.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Postcard Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Head to the postcard station next to Bei Bei's outdoor habitat to write a postcard with your well-wishes for Bei Bei! All postcards will be sent with Bei Bei to China. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Meet-a-Great Ape Curator

Join Primate Curator Meredith Bastian for a meet-and-greet in the Great Ape House.  Learn about the Zoo's orangutans, their status in the wild, and how you can help these incredible primates during this special Orangutan Caring Week talk. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Ape House. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 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. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 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, November 13, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 13, 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, November 13, 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, November 13, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Panda Keeper Q&A

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 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, November 13, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 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. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 1:30 p.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 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, November 13, 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, November 13, 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, November 13, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 9 a.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Postcard Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Head to the postcard station next to Bei Bei's outdoor habitat to write a postcard with your well-wishes for Bei Bei! All postcards will be sent with Bei Bei to China. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call Natalie Sutton at 202-633-3061. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Meet at Visitor Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 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. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 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, November 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Outpost. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 14, 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, November 14, 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, November 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Panda Keeper Q&A

Did you know that "panda" means bamboo-footed, or bamboo eater?  Hear from one of the zookeepers who cares for the giant pandas and red pandas found along Asia Trail. Check the board at the giant panda exhibit, or along Asia Trail to find out the exact location of today's demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, between the two yards to the right of the carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

Join a zookeeper in Amazonia's Field Station exhibit to learn about electric eels and fishes. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia Field Station. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 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. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM.

Big Cat Keeper Chat

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo's lions and tigers at the tiger yard, located along Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Great Cats Circle, directly behind the Carousel. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 1:30 p.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 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, November 14, 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, November 14, 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, November 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

Learn all about lemurs from one of the zookeepers who cares for these unique primates. Weather permitting. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Lemur Island. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Meet-a-Small Mammal

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo's small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Small Mammal House. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Learn all about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with these four-ton animals! Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Elephant Community Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

Come meet a keeper at the Reptile Discovery Center and learn about one fascinating species they care for. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 9 a.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Postcard Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Head to the postcard station next to Bei Bei's outdoor habitat to write a postcard with your well-wishes for Bei Bei! All postcards will be sent with Bei Bei to China. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

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

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 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. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

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

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

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

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

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

Panda Keeper Q&A

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Think Tank Keeper Chat

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

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

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

Gorilla Keeper Talk

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 1:30 p.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Charla con Cuidador de Los Gatos Grandes

Habla con un cuidador de los animales que cuida a los leones y tigres en frente a la exhibición de tigres, ubicado a lo largo del Circulo de Gatos Grandes, directamente detrás del carrusel. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Circulo de Gatos Grandes, directamente detrás del carrusel. Cost: Gratis y abierto al público. Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Keeper's Choice

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

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

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

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

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

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

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

Meet-a-Small Mammal

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

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

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

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 9 a.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Friendship + Luck Bracelet Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. In a traditional Chinese Zhuazhou ceremony, several symbolic objects are placed in front of a baby on their first birthday. The object that the baby chooses foretells something about their future. As a nod to the Chinese red knot symbolizing friendship and luck that was chosen for Bei Bei by mother Mei Xiang on his first birthday, make and take home a bracelet that symbolizes the conservation collaboration that has helped move the giant panda from “endangered” to “vulnerable.”. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Olmsted Walk, near Panda Plaza. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Postcard Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Head to the postcard station next to Bei Bei's outdoor habitat to write a postcard with your well-wishes for Bei Bei! All postcards will be sent with Bei Bei to China. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

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

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 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. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

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

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

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

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

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

Panda Keeper Q&A

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Think Tank Keeper Chat

Learn about studies being conducted with animals at the Zoo's Think Tank exhibit, including orangutans, Allen's swamp monkeys and Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Think Tank. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, November 16, 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, November 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

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

Gorilla Keeper Talk

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 1:30 p.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 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, November 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

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

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

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

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

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

Meet-a-Small Mammal

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

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

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

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 9 a.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Friendship + Luck Bracelet Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. In a traditional Chinese Zhuazhou ceremony, several symbolic objects are placed in front of a baby on their first birthday. The object that the baby chooses foretells something about their future. As a nod to the Chinese red knot symbolizing friendship and luck that was chosen for Bei Bei by mother Mei Xiang on his first birthday, make and take home a bracelet that symbolizes the conservation collaboration that has helped move the giant panda from “endangered” to “vulnerable.”. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Olmsted Walk, near Panda Plaza. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Postcard Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Head to the postcard station next to Bei Bei's outdoor habitat to write a postcard with your well-wishes for Bei Bei! All postcards will be sent with Bei Bei to China. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

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

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 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. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

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

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

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

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

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

Panda Keeper Q&A

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Think Tank Keeper Chat

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

Reptile Volunteer Chat

Meet a Reptile Discovery Center volunteer to learn about one of the fascinating species within the exhibit. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Reptile Discovery Center. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM.

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

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

Gorilla Keeper Talk

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 1:30 p.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 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, November 17, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

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

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

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

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

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

Meet-a-Small Mammal

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

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

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

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 9 a.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Postcard Station

Special Zoo Events Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Head to the postcard station next to Bei Bei's outdoor habitat to write a postcard with your well-wishes for Bei Bei! All postcards will be sent with Bei Bei to China. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

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

Clouded Leopard Cub Viewing

Watch as the Zoo's two clouded leopard cubs, Jilian and Paitoon, explore their habitat. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 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. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM.

Amazon Fish Feeding

Stop by the lower pools in Amazonia for the morning fish feed.  Freshwater stingrays, piranhas, or pacu may be fed during this demonstration. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Amazonia. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

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

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

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

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

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

Panda Keeper Q&A

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Think Tank Keeper Chat

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

Electric Fishes Keeper Talk & Feeding

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

Gorilla Keeper Talk

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

Big Cat Keeper Chat

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

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: Giant Panda Treats

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for a series of celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bei Bei before he begins the next chapter of his life in China. Watch as Bei Bei receives a special treat each day at 1:30 p.m. during the Bye Bye, Bei Bei celebrations. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Asia Trail, Giant Panda Habitat. Cost: Free and open to the public. Monday, November 18, 2019, 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, November 18, 2019, 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM.

Kids' Farm Keeper Talk

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

Andean Bear Keeper Chat

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

Meet-a-Lemur Keeper

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

Meet-a-Small Mammal

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

Elephant Keeper Talk

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

Meet-a-Reptile or Amphibian

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