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Explore the Shore

July 2
11:00 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 »

Garden Tour

July 5
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join our Zoo Horticulturist on an in-depth tour of 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 Tours take place at 10 am on t... More event info »

Hanging with Gibbons

July 11
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Did you know? 2015 is the IUCN's Year of the Gibbon. Come celebrate with ours and learn more about these fascinating primates!Special Activities Keeper Talk (1:15 pm): Watch our gibbons enjoy special treats as keepers talk about ... More event info »

Explore the Shore

July 15
10:30 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 17
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 $4.25 for tots, $6.50 for youths, $8 for seniors and $8.50 for adults.Visiting hours f... More event info »

Zoobilee

July 17
5:30 pm - 11:59 pm
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of The Zoo Society's annual gala, Zoobilee. Join us for a fun and philanthropic event that will raise money to support the animals, education, and conservation efforts of Point Defiance Zoo & Aqu... More event info »

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities

July 21
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Seniors (65+) and people with disabilities are invited to a free day at the Zoo (see all 2015 dates). Valid for daytime admission only. Not valid for special events. More event info »

Tiger Conservation Weekend

July 25 - July 26
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pounce over to the Zoo for this celebration that is purrfect for the entire family. Make a cat-like connection with our resident tigers and watch them enjoy special treats and toys designed by their keepers. Discover some feline fun at activity... More event info »

Snacks for Species: Tigers

July 26
2:00 pm - 6:00 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 or froze... More event info »

Explore the Shore

July 31
10:45 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 »