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Garden Tour

July 3
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 »

Explore the Shore

July 6
12:15 pm
Become a citizen scientist for a day at Owen Beach! Join Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium naturalists for low tide beach walks where we will identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location in order to add the informatio... More event info »

Sharks!

July 9 - July 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sharks, sharks and more sharks! Join us for a weekend jam-packed with shark-themed activities and explore the watery world of sharks. Watch mesmerizing sharks glide in the tropical waters of the South Pacific Aquarium, see how you measure up ... More event info »

Groundbreaking for New Aquarium

July 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for a whimsical celebration of marine life as we break ground on the new Pacific Seas Aquarium. The state-of-the-art aquarium is due to open in summer 2018, replacing the Zoo's aging North Pacific Aquarium. Hammerhead sharks, green... More event info »

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities

July 19
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Seniors (65+) and people with disabilities are invited to a free day at the Zoo (see all 2016 dates). Valid for daytime admission only. Not valid for special events. More event info »

Explore the Shore

July 21
11:45 am
Become a citizen scientist for a day at Owen Beach! Join Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium naturalists for low tide beach walks where we will identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location in order to add the informatio... More event info »

Half Day for Half Price

July 22
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Discounted Half-Price Admission gets visitors four-and-a-half hours of animal watching, close encounters, a live animal show and more: all for as little as $4.98 for tots, $6.98 for youths, $8.48 for seniors and $8.98 for adults.Visiting hour... More event info »

Snacks for Species: Polar Bears

July 25 - July 26
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Join the Zoo's Senior Guides this summer in their efforts to raise money for conservation projects around the world! Each month through September, Senior Guides will highlight an animal or conservation issue at a local restaurant.With you... More event info »

Wild Cat Weekend

July 30 - July 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pounce over to the Zoo for this celebration that is purrfect for the entire family. See clouded leopards play and watch tigers enjoy special treats designed by their keepers. Discover feline fun at activity stations and learn about cat conserva... More event info »

Bowling for Rhinos

July 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bowling for Rhinos program provides the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) a way to raise funds and awareness for rhino and habitat conservation. The 25th annual Bowling for Rhinos event will raise funds for the following organizati... More event info »