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Breakfast at the Zoo: A Date with Spike the Elephant

For Smithsonian Associates members at the Promoter ($100) level or below

Morning Program

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
Code: 1P0628G
National Zoological Park
Lion and Tiger Hill
3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Metro: Cleveland Park or Woodley Park/Zoo
Select your Tickets
Child 12 and under
Child 4 and under
Asian elephant, Spike (Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Please note: Event registration closes Wed., Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.  This ticket option does not include VIP access.

Come and join us for this highly popular annual event. Help us welcome Spike, the 13,000-pound, 36-year-old Asian elephant that traveled 900 miles to come to the National Zoo. After enjoying a breakfast buffet and a music performance on Lion and Tiger Hill, visit the Kids Corner for hands-on crafts and fun activities. Then, meet some of the animals and their keepers. And be sure to stop at the Elephant Trails exhibit to say "hi" to Spike.

General Information
  • This special event is open only to Smithsonian Associates members and their guests.
  • Pricing: Members and guests: $25 per person; children 12 and under $15; children age 4 and under admitted free.
  • Registration closes Wed., Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.
  • Tickets are not available at the event.
  • Seating: Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets and folding chairs to breakfast on Lion and Tiger Hill.
  • Parking: Use vehicle entrance in the 3000 block of Connecticut Ave NW. Lots D and E are closest to Lion and Tiger Hill. Please note there is a $25 parking fee.
  • Pedestrians: Take the Red line to the Cleveland Park or Woodley Park/Zoo Metrorail stop. Enter the zoo in the 3000 block of Connecticut Ave NW.

Interested in VIP access? Upgrade to the Advocate ($175) level or call 202-633-3030 (M-F; 9-5). VIP access includes covered seating, an upgraded breakfast buffet, and other activities at the Mane Grill across from Lion and Tiger Hill. Breakfast is served within these three time slots8 to 9 a.m.9 to 10 a.m.; or 10 to 11 a.m.