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End of Summer Splash

September 3 - September 5
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Join us in an end-of-summer celebration jam-packed with special activities! Get up close, talk to keepers, and be amazed by animals of all types.Animal PRESENTATIONS ... More event info »

Pokémon Sundays

September 4
9:30 am
Pokémon Go players can enjoy $3 off general admission every Sunday in September. Admission includes access to 15 PokéStops, which will be lured from 1-5 pm.The Zoo is a safe and beautiful place to expand your Pokédex, stock up on potio... More event info »

Garden Tour

September 4
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 »

Clouded Leopard Cub Farewell

September 10 - September 11
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rare clouded leopard cubs Masala, Coriander, and Saffron are growing up fast. They will soon leave for their new homes at other zoos.Coriander is brave and curious, sister Saffron is cunning and tough, and big brother Masala is watchful and a... More event info »

Pokémon Sundays

September 11
9:30 am
Pokémon Go players can enjoy $3 off general admission every Sunday in September. Admission includes access to 15 PokéStops, which will be lured from 1-5 pm.The Zoo is a safe and beautiful place to expand your Pokédex and stock up on po... More event info »

Snacks for Species: Clouded Leopards

September 12
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 »

Tacoma Resident Free Day

September 14
9:30 am
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 »

Pokémon Sundays

September 18
9:30 am
Pokémon Go players can enjoy $3 off general admission every Sunday in September. Admission includes access to 15 PokéStops, which will be lured from 1-5 pm.The Zoo is a safe and beautiful place to expand your Pokédex and stock up on po... More event info »

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities

September 20
9:30 am - 5:00 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 »

Pokémon Sundays

September 25
9:30 am
Pokémon Go players can enjoy $3 off general admission every Sunday in September. Admission includes access to 15 PokéStops, which will be lured from 1-5 pm.The Zoo is a safe and beautiful place to expand your Pokédex and stock up on po... More event info »

Elephant Birthday

September 25
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Watch Asian elephants Suki and Hanako receive birthday treats and wish them a happy birthday at 1 pm.Plus, talk to an elephant keeper and learn all about these amazing animals!Suki will be turning 52 and Hanako will be turning 53. More event info »

Parking & Traffic Public Meeting

September 29
6:00 pm
Location: Point Defiance Pagoda, 5715 Roberts Garden Rd, TacomaLearn about exciting updates and share your opinions about parking and traffic in Point Defiance Park.The park’s 2015 master plan update, created with input from citizens, ident... More event info »