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Wild Wonders Show & Budgies Opening

May 2 - May 3
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for a weekend jam-packed with grand openings to kick off this amazing summer! Activities Catch the exciting live animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater Feel colorful birds in the open-air Bu... More event info »

Garden Tour

May 3
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join our Zoo Horticulturist on an in-depth tour of the plants in the Zoo collection! Learn about the beautiful plants on Zoo grounds, how they fit into the ecosystem, and how plants and animals relate.Garden Tours take place at 10 am on t... More event info »

Tacoma Resident Free Day

May 7
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Visitors who live within the city limits of Tacoma will be admitted free! Please bring proof of City of Tacoma residency (current driver's license or photo ID and utility bill).Valid only for daytime visits. Not valid for... More event info »

Half-Price Moms' Day

May 9
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bring your mom to the Zoo for a special day jam-packed with new experiences on Saturday, May 9. All moms will receive half-off general admission and half-off any Deep Forest Challenge zipline course!Half-off tickets are available only at t... More event info »

Jasper's First Birthday

May 10
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jasper, the Canada lynx, is turning one! Wish him a happy birthday and see him in the live animal show Indiana Bones and the Golden Treasure, which starts at noon and 3:30 pm.You can also see Jasper up close in the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater ... More event info »

Endangered Species Weekend

May 15 - May 17
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Learn about endangered animals, including elephants and sharks.Special Activities Scavenger Hunt: Celebrate endangered species while completing a scavenger h... More event info »

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities

May 19
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Seniors (65+) and people with disabilities are invited to a free day at the Zoo (see all 2015 dates). Valid for daytime admission only. Not valid for special events. More event info »

Destination Point Defiance Open House

May 28
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Point Defiance Pagoda, Trolley Lane, Tacoma, WA 98407 mapYou're invited to discuss the Point Defiance Park Master Plan and affirm the vision and direction for the park. This week's topic: Review of the Master Plan before presentin... More event info »

Grand Opening of Jellies Exhibit

May 29 - May 31
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Jammin' with Jellies Jellyfish have no bones, no brains, no blood. They catch prey with stinging tentacles, but most are harmless to humans. As the medusae drift through the sea, they help maintain t... More event info »