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Commemorative Bench

Commemorative Bench Inscription Information

You can personalize your bench with a message of your choosing on a 10-inch-by-5-inch bronze and copper plaque. If you know your inscription at this time, please provide it below. Plaque inscriptions may be up to 4 lines with 20 characters per line, including punctuation.

If you have not yet chosen an inscription, you will have an opportunity to submit it later, via a link in your purchase confirmation email. Please note that the Smithsonian’s National Zoo reserves the right to review all plaque inscriptions before final printing.


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As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the Zoo is temporarily closed as of Monday, Nov. 23. No reopening date has been scheduled. Please check the Zoo's website for updates.