1st & 2nd Grade Graduates


Where in the World? - NEW!

(turn into all-day adventure camp)
June 23-27, 9am-12:30pm
Aug. 11-15, 9am-12:30pm
Find the missing feline - look high and low all over the zoo in this super-sleuthing adventure!


Animal Athletes

(turn into all-day adventure camp)
June 23-27, 1-4:30pm; July 28 - Aug. 1, 1-4:30pm
Animals are amazing athletes - discover just how good they are, and see if you can beat them!

All Around the Zoo
July 7-11, 9am-12:30pm (turn into all-day adventure camp) 
Aug. 4-8, 9am-12:30pm
Discover how exhibits work, how we care for and enrich animals' lives and experience surprise close encounters.

Under the Sea
(turn into all-day adventure camp)
July 7-11, 1-4:30pm; July 28-Aug. 1, 9am-12:30pm
Dive into the deep to learn about oceans, make shell prints, feel shark skin and explore the beach in this adventure.

Stealthy Stingrays & Sneaky Sharks
(turn into all-day adventure camp)
July 21-25, 9am-12:30pm
From stingrays to sharks, our aquariums have some sneaky and stealthy animals!  Find out how they move silently to find their prey.

Cats & Dogs
(turn into all-day adventure camp)
July 21-25 1-4:30pm; Aug. 11-15, 1-4:30pm
Meet the cool cats and determined dogs at our Cats of the Canopy and Red Wolf Woods exhibits.



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.  Learn more.

One Day Camps

Forest Explorers & Beach Combers
June 30, 9am-4:30pm
Spend half the day at the beach and half in the forest searching for sea stars, hidden treasures and animal surprises.

In The Zone
July 1, 9am-4:30pm
Spend all day in and around the Kids' Zone exhibit. Meet lemurs, meerkats and more.

'Round the Rocky Shore
July 2, 9am-4:30pm
Spend the day at the Rocky Shores exhibit and get up close to walruses, penguins and polar bears!

Asia Adventures
July 3, 9am-4:30pm
Travel through the jungles of Asia and behind the scenes to encounter apes, tigers and more.

One Day Camps