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An interactive way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery.

For children in preschool through kindergarten and their parent/caregiver. For a fun-filled session of block play (duplos and others) and hands-on learning activities. STEM Program. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday: 2 to 4 pm  

Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities.

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.

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056.

An animal keeper will introduce you to one of the Zoo’s small mammals like an armadillo or naked mole-rat.

Thousands of fish species live in the Amazon River Basin. Meet some of them during this feeding in Amazonia.

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.

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.

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.

Watch as keeper staff train our seals or sea lions and learn more about these beautiful marine mammals!

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.

Make new friends and learn through play. Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) may enjoy books, music, and a variety of developmentally appropriate toys during this hour of unstructured social time in our meeting room.

Make new friends and learn through play. Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) may enjoy books, music, and a variety of developmentally appropriate toys during this hour of unstructured social time in our meeting room.

Animal Care staff introduce a small animal to guests in a close-up and informal atmosphere. Daily at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

In this 10-week session, parents and caregivers will have the chance to play, create and learn right alongside their little nature explorers.

Stop by Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library on Nov 9th to pick up a packet of forget-me-not seeds. You can celebrate Forget-me-Not day by connecting with friends and family by letter, phone or a visit. You could even send your packet of seeds to someone special to let them know you remember them. We will have a special card for kids to color and send to someone they want to remember.

Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.

Join us as we explore different rhythms and do basic dance steps.

Crafts, music, dance, or books–every Friday will be different! For children ages 2 – 7 with a caregiver.