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Events Calendar

Garden Tour

April 2
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join our Zoo Horticulturist on an in-depth Garden Tour to learn about 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 ... More event info »

Spring Break Superstars

April 3 - April 7
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars! Participate in hands-on activities all week and watch animals enjoy special enrichment treats.We'll celebrate a different species each day of the week.Animal enrichment is an important part o... More event info »

Tacoma Resident Free Day

April 12
9:30 am - 4:00 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 »

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities

April 18
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Seniors (65+) and people with disabilities are invited to a free day at the Zoo. See all dates >Valid for daytime admission only. Not valid for special events. More event info »

A Plastic Ocean

April 19
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: UW Tacoma, William Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Ave. View campus map > Join us for a free screening of A Plastic Ocean, an award-winning film about the impact of plastic trash in our sea -- and why we should care. Then participate... More event info »

Washed Ashore Grand Opening

April 22 - April 23
9:30 am
See larger-than-life sea creatures sculpted from plastic ocean trash. Sand toys, plastic bottles, and colorful shards of all kinds have been transformed into the stripes of a giant parrot fish, the teeth of a 10-foot-long shar... More event info »