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Members' Wild Night

June 27
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Members’ Wild Night is the biggest night of the year for our members - an evening designed to show our appreciation for their support.  Members are invited to come out and enjoy this fun-filled members only event and get to know the Zoo from the inside out! 

The evening will include behind the scenes tours, special keeper talks, animal close encounters, activities for the kids, FREE rides on the carousel and more.

Members' Wild Night FAQ
I’m a member, can I bring guests? 
Guests are determined by the type of membership you have:
  • Deluxe Household members are allowed to bring 3 guests.
  • Sponsors are allowed to bring 4 guests
  • Patrons are allowed to bring 5 guests
  • Vision Keeper Club members are allowed to bring 6 guests
  • One time guest passes included with 1+1, Household, and Grandparent memberships cannot be used on Members’ Night. 
Can I bring a guest who pays for admission?
The Members’ Wild Night event is exclusive to members and the guests included in their membership benefits. General admission tickets are not available for the event.

My membership is expired; can I still come to Members’ Wild Night?
Members’ Wild Night is for current Zoo members only. However, front gate staff will be present that evening (and available everyday leading up to the event) if you wish to renew your membership before joining the celebration. 

I have a membership with a reciprocal zoo. Can I attend Members’ Wild Night?
Members’ Wild Night is for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium members only. Reciprocal zoo memberships will not be honored the night of the event. 

Can I bring my kids?
Yes, if your membership includes benefits for legal dependents in your household (excludes 1+1 memberships). Members’ Wild Night is a wonderful event for both children and adults.

Will there be food?
Yes. The Plaza Café will be open all night. 

Can I come to the Zoo earlier in the day and then stay for Members’ Wild Night?
Yes, but you may be asked to leave the Zoo for a short amount of time (10-15 minutes between 6:00 and 6:30pm) while we transition from regular Zoo hours with the general public to our members-only exclusive event. 

Will the gift shop be open?
Yes. The plaza gift shop will be open.

Do I need my membership card? What if I don’t have it?
For the easiest and fastest access to the Zoo, you should be sure to bring both your membership card and your photo ID. If you don’t have your membership card, please bring your photo ID so that our staff can easily locate you in our system. 

What kinds of special activities will be available?
The entire zoo & aquarium will be open for viewing including the Marine Discovery Center and Budgie buddies. Special Activities will include:
  • Raffle drawing for a chance to have an animal interaction that night
  • South Pacific Aquarium Dive
  • Horticulture: tours of the plant collection
  • A sampling of zoo camp activities
  • FREE carousel rides
  • Camel rides
Areas that will be offering special members-only behind the scenes access will include:
  • Asian Forest Sanctuary
  • Elephant Barn
How do I RSVP for the event?
RSVPs are not necessary for the event. Just show up with your membership card and photo ID to enjoy the fun!