1st & 2nd Grade Graduates

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

Aquatic Amigos (NEW!)

(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 20-24, 9 am-12:30 pm
July 25-29, 1-4:30 pm
Some zoo friends hang out in the water. Meet our scaly, feathered and flippered friends who spend their lives swimming and floating around!

Beastly Behaviors (NEW!) 
(turn into all-day adventure camp)
June 20-24, 1-4:30 pm
August 1-5, 9 am-12:30 pm
August 8-12, 9 am-12:30 pm

Bad to the bone or just misunderstood? Animals behave in many different ways. Head out around the zoo to learn all about the different ways our "beasts" act!

Animal Athletes
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 27-July 1, 9 am-12:30 pm  SOLD OUT
August 8-12, 1-4:30 pm  SOLD OUT
Animals are amazing athletes - discover just how good they are, and see if you can beat them!
Where in the World?
(turn into all-day adventure camp)  
July 11-15, 1-4:30 pm
July 25-29, 9 am-12:30 pm

Find the missing feline - look high and low all over the zoo in this super-sleuthing adventure!

Cats & Dogs
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 27-July 1, 1-4:30 pm  SOLD OUT
Meet the cool cats and determined dogs that call our zoo home.

Jungle Journey 
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 11-15, 9 am-12:30 pm
July 18-22,
9 am-12:30 pm
It’s a jungle here! Travel through the jungles of Asia and encounter apes, tigers and more!

Contact reserve@pdza.org 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

Forest Explorers & Beach Combers
July 5, 9 am-4:30 pm
Spend some time at the beach and in the forest searching high and low for sea stars, hidden treasures and animal surprises.

'Round the Rocky Shore
July 6, 9 am-4:30 pm
Spend the day at the Rocky Shores exhibit and get up close to walruses, penguins and polar bears!

In the Zone
July 7, 9 am-4:30 pm
Spend all day in and around the Kids' Zone exhibit, meeting lemurs, meerkats and more.

Habitat Heroes
July 8, 9 am-4:30 pm
Discover all of the amazing ways you can be a habitat hero by helping local wildlife and take home a special animal abode for your backyard.