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Tacoma Library Reading Celebration

August 13
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Zoo salutes young readers with a FREE day at the Zoo in partnership with Tacoma Public Library.   

Young readers who completed the 2016 Tacoma Public Library Summer Reading Challenge receive FREE admission to the Zoo for the day. (Bring your free library coupon to show at the Zoo's front gate to receive free admission.) Young readers will enjoy a special show at 11 am at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater with Henrik Bothe, the amazing juggler, comedian and magician. 

Not a Tacoma resident?

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and our sister zoo, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, also participate in the summer reading programs of Pierce County Library System, Puyallup Public Library, and Timberland Regional Library.