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You’re not dreaming, it’s time to pitch a tent and camp out at the National Zoo for the Smithsonian’s very own Snore & Roar overnight adventure!

Ideal for adults and children 6-years-old and up, this one-of-a-kind opportunity lets you experience the National Zoo under the stars! Enjoy games, activities, an exclusive keeper-led tour of an exhibit after hours, and the park all to yourself!

Snore & Roar programs begin at 6 pm and end with a breakfast snack the following morning at 9:30 am. In addition to an adults-only program, the tour choices are available (below), allowing you to customize your experience with an exhibit tour of your choice!

2018 dates include:

American Trail
June 15 | July 7 & 28 | Aug 10, 25 & 31
Learn all about river otters, gray seals, bald eagles, and many other species that call America home! Catch a glimpse of California sea lions and watch the American beavers play!

Asia Trail
June 1, 8, & 30
The Asia Trail exhibit tour takes you to the home of the Zoo’s very own giant pandas; Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and Bei Bei. Check out views of clouded leopards, red pants, and even slurping sloth bears, too! When booking, note that this exhibit tour takes place on the following morning.

Cheetah Conservation Station
June 22 & 30 | July 7 & 13
This behind the scenes tour lets you meet the cheetahs and learn how the keepers train the Zoo’s zebras! This exhibit also houses red river hogs, gazelles, and the maned wolf.

Elephant Community Center
June 8 | July 6 | Aug 3 | Sept 14
Meet the Zoo’s beautiful elephants and see how the keepers care for these grand creatures! Observe the demeanor and social structure of this Asian herd as part of your overnight adventure!

Great Cats/Kid’s Farm
June 16 | Aug 4 & 24 | Sept 7
Home to the world’s top predators, this exhibit tour brings you to the Zoo’s lions and tigers! Learn all about how the Zoo cares for and works to conserve the species!

Reptile Discovery Center
June 15 | July 13
Get up close and personal with the Zoo’s very own dragons! This interactive tour brings you to the home of the venomous gaboon viper, Pomeranian golden frog, and more than 70 other reptiles and amphibians!

Small Mammals
June 29 | July 21 | Aug 11 & 17 | Sept 7, 21, & 28
The Small Mammal House is your place to see sloths, howler monkeys, sand cats and plenty of other furry friends! Learn about more than 35 different species while the many animals play in their habitats!

Operated by the Smithsonian, the National Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the US. Open 364-days of the year (closed only on Christmas), this regional favorite doesn’t charge admission. Animals in a variety of sizes are exhibited throughout the 163-acre park — the Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center, and Giant Panda habitat are the most popular attractions, as well as their new carousel.

The National Zoo is located at 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.

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Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.


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