Gay Day at the Zoo 2022

Gay Day at the Zoo 2022


May 1, 2022    
All Day

This year the National Zoo is recognizing International Family Equality Day (Sunday May 1st, 2022) and is organizing special events and animal enrichment in celebration. Yes, you may see the Giant Panda eat a rainbow ice cake! THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Please note to attend, it is requires to book an entry pass. Reserving a pass is free and must be made in advance. Without a pass, you will not be able to enter the Zoo. You may reserve your pass HERE.

The annual Gay Day at the Zoo is a DC favorite for the LGBTQ community! For one day, hundreds of LGBTQ folks, families, and allies come together to show their pride and enjoy the animals and sights at the National Zoological Park. Fittingly the event takes place every year on International Family Equality Day and is a staple on the calendar for many LGBTQ families. This year we are excited to announce that we will be featuring programming for families and youth ages 0 – 18.

Support the work of the DC Center which educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

For those interested in Gay Day at the Zoo merchandise, we have; buttons, tote bags, and cinch bags. All can be purchased at our Launch Party on April 30th or on May 1st at Gay Day at the Zoo.

For questions about the event, contact

If you’re interested in sponsoring the DC Center at this event or at other events, contact for more information.

2 thoughts on “Gay Day at the Zoo 2022”

    • Thanks for asking! We’re going to be offering tote bags and cinch bags instead of T-shirts. Watch this space for more info soon!


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