Upcoming Fall Zoo Events

It’s time to plan your fall getaway to our nation’s capital and check out the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, as our property is just minutes away. The National Zoo is a nationwide attraction for family’s everywhere, as well as a mecca for entertaining and fun events. Beginning in September, and continuing through the holiday season, the National Zoo is offering multiple events that you and your family don’t want to miss.


Bao Bao’s Birthday

  • Come and celebrate Bao Bao the Panda’s first birthday with an array of special activities, entertainment and giveaways for all to enjoy on August 23rd, 2014. The event opens to the public at 11AM and goes until 2PM. The celebration will be held at Clint Fields Plaza and around the panda yards, both in the upper and lower viewing areas. Be sure to get there early so you can receive fun treats and samples all day long including the Chinese Embassy that will be giving away noodle samples. (It’s a great way to learn about another culture!)


Rock-N- Roar

  • Starting August 8th, tickets for Rock-N-Roar go on sale to the public. Popular band The Fray comes to rock the National Zoo’s annual outdoor concert! It’s a wonderful, entertaining event that your family is sure to love. The event also includes animal demonstrations and wine and beer vendors all while in the intimate setting of the National Zoo. The proceeds of the event go to benefit animal care and conservation, which makes it even better! Make sure to bring a blanket and get cozy. The event is Friday, September 12th from 6-9PM.