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Smithsonian's National Zoo

Past Events

The Smithsonian's National Zoo has hosted many events in the past. There are 19 listings stored in the HistoryGuide database for this property.

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Daily Boo at the Zoo. Haunted trails, bats, spiders, informative presentations, and holiday festivities are featured at the Zoo's annual Halloween eve… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
Daily ZooLights. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. ZooLights includes live music… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
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Amazon Fish Feeding. During this feeding, everyone can see and learn about some of the thousands of fish species that live in the Amazon River Basin.… (Educational - Science & Nature)
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Meet-a-Small Mammal. Get up close and personal with one of the zoo's small mammals. You'll get a chance to meet animals like a naked mole-rat or an a… (Educational - Science & Nature)
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Elephant Training Demonstration. Come and meet one of the zoo largest residents. You'll learn about Asian elephants and how animal care staff work with them. Dem… (Educational - Science & Nature)
04/17/06 African American Family Celebration and Easter Egg Roll. Live entertainment and a food bazaar will be provided. (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party) 202-673-4800.
12/07/06 Jingle in the Jungle. This season, the holiday buzz is in the Zoo's Elephant House. You won't want to miss the festive holiday beers and food from top… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party) 202-633-3026.
07/07/07 Wild Washington: Animal Sculptures by Bike. Meet at the entrance of the National Zoo for a tour of the Zoo to see the beautiful animal sculptures exhibited. We will then co… (Educational - Bike Tour) 202-686-5990.
07/25/09 Watson Adventures' Animal Magnetism Scavenger Hunt. Highlights include the famous giant pandas, the Great Ape House, the Think Tank (where primates do the pondering), komodo dragon… (Educational - Self-Guided Tour) 877-9-GO-HUNT.
10/30/09 Night of the Living Zoo. Live music, a costume contest, and frightening performances are featured at this adult-only Halloween party. (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party) 202-673-4800.
02/19/11 Surf Creatures by Shaun Tomson Book Reading. Come enjoy a book reading by surf legend and environmentalist Shaun Tomson. Entertaining and educational, Tomson's beautifully i… (Educational - Science & Nature) 202-633-4800.
09/06/13 Rock-N-Roar. A one-of-a-kind acoustic performance by Marc Roberge and Richard On of O.A.R. in the lush natural setting of the National Zoo.… (Arts - Concerts)
09/29/13 Fiesta Musical. Animal demonstrations, Hispanic and Latino music, traditional crafts, and Latin American foods. The event offers something for e… (Festivals - Cultural)
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Boo at the Zoo. More than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this frightfully fun evening is a treat… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
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Night of the Living Zoo. Halloween fun for adults only! With live music from popular band Black Masala and DJ Squirrel, craft beer, food trucks, a costum… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party) 202-673-4800.
07/20/17 Brew at the Zoo. Featuring unlimited beer tastings from more than 70 breweries, exotic animal encounters, brew games and popular food trucks. (Nightlife - Parties)
09/07/17 Zoo Uncorked. Enjoy wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards. Dance to live music, meet exotic animals, and, new this year… (Nightlife - Parties)
09/16/17 Enrichment Day. Zoo patrons will have the opportunity to attend demonstrations, participate in training and enrichment activities, and talk to a… (Educational - Science & Nature)
09/28/17 Monkey Business: 2017 Gala. Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton will present Harrison Ford, actor and conservationist, and Betty White, actress and animal w… (Community - Fundraiser / Benefit)

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