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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.

Join our experienced adventure guides as they demonstrate the basics of camping including (but not limited to): – Campsite selection – Gear needed – Campsite set-up – Campfire cooking – Safety

Bring the family to Green Spring Gardens for a guided bird walk through the autumn gardens where birds are preparing for winter.

Visit the marketplace on Mount Vernon’s 12-acre field to get a jump start on holiday shopping.

Calling all teachers! Join an international network of teachers committed to providing an environmental education curriculum to students that promotes knowledge, skills and actions that protect our natural resources.

Kids will play all sorts of great games designed to help dexterity and logic, math and language, and social skills.

Adults, teens, and families ages 8 and up. Want to restore habitat and increase native species diversity right here in Arlington?

Join West End Library Children’s Room for Drop-In Lego Club every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Regular Lego and Duplo blocks provided.

Each session will receive one complimentary 5 x 7 photo. Photo ordering instructions will be available to you the day of your session. (Residents Only) $20 for a 5 minute session –recommended for 1-2 people, $30 for 10 minute session –recommended for 3 or more people.