This summer, experience "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea," a larger-than-life exhibit of 17 marine wildlife sculptures—from jellyfish to sharks—made entirely of plastic pollution directly recovered from oceans.
Placed throughout the Smithsonian's National Zoo, these massive sculptures represent the more than 315 billion pounds of plastic in oceans, illustrating the devastating effects of the ocean's deadliest predator—trash.
Join us on June 11 from 8-10 a.m. for an exclusive peek into this colorful, exciting art exhibit of 17 massive marine animal sculptures being showcased at the Zoo. Hear from Lead Artist and Executive Director of Washed Ashore Project Angela Haseltine Pozzi about her team's extraordinary mission to educate and increase awareness of the impact of marine debris and plastic pollution through art.
For more details on the exclusive members-only celebration, visit Member News.
Since 1958 the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) has been providing support to the National Zoological Park. In 1966 that relationship became formalized when Congress and the White House authorized the Smithsonian to contract with FONZ, a nonprofit corporation. Since then FONZ has raised millions of dollars to support the Zoo. Over the last five years, FONZ has raised an average of $3 million a year toward the programs at the Zoo.