There is a place where it's possible to hear the call of a native red fox on the chase and the scream of a brown kiwi stalking worms—a place where nature meets science.
Take in the beauty of the Shenandoah Mountains while enjoying a rare glimpse of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's headquarters (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. This facility is normally closed to the public, but will be open just to you for an unique evening of exploration and discovery!
Your adventure begins with a keeper-led tour and continues with a campfire under the stars. Bunk in tents provided by FONZ, then rise for breakfast and a family-friendly activity.
YOUR INCREDIBLE OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE INCLUDES:
A conservation-themed exploration of an animal area, led by a keeper
A late night campfire under the stars
Lodging in a 4-person tent, provided by FONZ, on historic Race Track Hill
Continental breakfast and a family-friendly morning activity
Participants must be 6 years and older to attend Conservation Campouts. A paying adult must accompany anyone under 18, and a minimum of 1 adult must chaperone every 3 children (under 18).
Tours and Dates:
• July 19-20 – Cheetahs and Birds
• August 9-10 – Cheetahs and Hoofstock
• August 16-17 – Wolves and Birds
• August 30-31 – Leopards and Wolves
• September 6 – 7 – Leopards and Hoofstock