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 complete Tacoma Public Library's summer reading program 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. The day includes a special performance by juggler and comedian Rhys Thomas.
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.