1st & 2nd Grade Graduates

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Financial assistance is available for Zoo Camps.

See One-Day Camps at the bottom of the page.

Animal Planet (NEW!)

(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 22-26, 9 am-12:30 pm
August 10-14, 1-4:30 pm
   Session Full
Voyage to the ends of the zoo and beyond to discover the planet’s animals, habitats and homes.

Jellies & Friends (NEW!) 
(turn into all-day adventure camp)
June 22-26, 1-4:30 pm
July 27-31, 9 am-12:30 pm
  Session Full
Drift around the aquarium and find out what makes jellies jam, sea stars slither and crabs crawl. Check out our new jelly exhibit as well as other cool creatures in our aquariums.

Jungle Journey 
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 6-10, 9 am-12:30 pm
July 27-31, 1-4:30 pm

It’s a jungle here! Travel through the jungles of Asia and encounter apes, tigers and more!

Ocean Explorers 
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 6-10, 1-4:30 pm   Session Full
August 3-7, 9 am-12:30 pm
Search the deep to discover why oceans are so important - to animals and humans - while make in cool crafts and animal friends.

Motion Commotion 
(turn into all-day adventure camp)  
July 20-24, 9 am-12:30 pm
August 10-14, 9 am – 12:30 pm

Movement is the name of the game. Meet the animals of Kids’ Zone and discover how these amazing creatures get from one place to another.

Colossal Creatures 
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 20-24, 1-4:30 pm   Session Full
From elephants to walruses, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has some really big creatures. Come spend some quality time with the largest critters in town.                       


Call (253) 591-5333 for registration and additional information.  
All participants must submit a Participant Form before camp begins.
Read our program policies.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has proudly joined the Tacoma Summer Learning Collaborative, a new network of community organizations committed to providing summer learning opportunities for children and youth.

One Day Camps

Jamming with the Jellies (NEW!) 
June 29, 9 am-4:30 pm
Spend the day hanging out with our jellies and jiggle your way around the aquarium learning all about the other sea creatures that spend their time hanging out in our oceans.

Extreme Animals  Session Full
June 30, 9 am-4:30 pm
Our zoo is home to some of the most extreme animals around! Meet them up close and personal to discover why they are so extreme.

Marine Scene 
July 1, 9 am-4:30 pm
Discover the amazing world of oceans as we thoroughly investigate the aquarium, the Marine Discovery Center and the beach.

Mammal Mania   
July 2, 9 am-4:30 pm
Meet amazing mammals from around the globe and search the wilds of Point Defiance Park for native mammals.

Walrus Whisperers 
July 3, 9 am-4:30 pm
Talk with the zookeepers who train our three walruses, prepare frozen treats and meet some of the other critters that live nearby.