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Zoo Uncorked 2018!

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) on Sept. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. to toast to conservation at Zoo Uncorked. Uncork and unwind at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo with wine tastings from esteemed wineries from the D.C. area and beyond.

Attendees will enjoy after-hours access to  Reptile Discovery Center, Think Tank, Kids’ Farm, and Great Cats Circle, as well as animal demonstrations, live music, culinary delights from popular D.C. food trucks, and handcrafted goods sold by the local artisans of Grump Market.

Tickets are available now and include unlimited wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass, after-hours access to animal exhibits, and acoustic guitar entertainment courtesy of the band Sweater Set. General admission tickets are $55 for FONZ members and $70 for non-members.

VIP tickets include access to the VIP-only lounge, private wine tastings, delicious bites from popular D.C. restaurants, exclusive animal encounters, and a take-home gift. VIP tickets are $99 for FONZ members and $115 for non-members. Sober driver tickets are also offered at $30 for general admission and $95 for VIP.

Tickets are on sale now at All ticket purchases help Friends of the National Zoo support the Zoo’s species-saving mission.

Zoo Uncorked is sponsored by Big Bus Tours, Giant Food, Groupon, Mix107.3, OM Digital, and Shipt.

This event is for adults 21 years of age and older. Children, infants, strollers, and infant carriers are not permitted. The event will be held rain or shine.


September 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
3001 Connecticut Ave
NW, DC 20008 United States
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