Friends of the National Zoo

About Friends of the National Zoo

We Save Species

Friends of the National Zoo is the nonprofit partner of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. FONZ helps the Zoo save species by raising funds to support the Zoo's mission, providing educational and fun experiences, and inspiring members and guests. Every year, FONZ contributes millions of dollars and helps educate more than a million Zoo visitors.


Guest services

May 2019 Washington, DC
“Cross training was one of my most admirable moments! I really enjoyed be trained for many different roles and duties within the company!”

Sales Associate

May 2018 Washington, DC
“The people I worked with were kind, energized, and motivated by conservation efforts and biodiversity upkeep in the same regard that I was.”
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