Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Treat your family to a special day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Where else can you see seahorses and sharks, peacocks and penguins, wolves and walrus, all in one place?

The 29-acre Zoo is large enough to offer an awesome array of animals yet small enough to let you get really close to them. Our keepers often roam the grounds taking animals on walks so you can see them up close. Who knows? You might run into a lynx on your way to see the polar bears!

Our Sumatran tiger cub triplets – Kirana, Indah, and Dari – are growing up fast. They are on exhibit most days at 11 am; come say hello and see them romp and play.

While you’re here, be sure to visit Kids’ Zone. This fanciful exhibit engages children in active learning through play. The focus is on fun, movement, and learning what animals need to thrive.

The breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains are free – and so is the parking. So what are you waiting for? Bring your family to see ours.

In summer 2015, an all-new interactive Jellies exhibit will open in the North Pacific Aquarium. Join us to learn about the mesmerizing and mysterious world of jellyfish!

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium opens daily at 9:30 am; closing times vary. Pierce County resident discounts are available. MC, Visa, Discover & Traveler’s checks accepted.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is just minutes off of I-5 in beautiful Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA. For more information, call (253) 591-5337 or visit www.pdza.org.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma,WA 98407

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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is open at 9:30 am daily. Closing times vary.

Pierce County residents and military discounts available. MC, Visa, Discover & Traveler's checks accepted.