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Sharks!

August 2 - August 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Explore the watery world of sharks! Join us for a weekend jam-packed with shark-themed activities. Enjoy games and hands-on activities, learn about shark conservation and join us in pledging to protect sharks around the world! ... More event info »

Garden Tour

August 6
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join our Zoo Horticulturist on an in-depth tour of the plants in the Zoo collection.Garden Tours take place at 10 am on the first Wednesday of every month. Meet at the Pacific Rim Plaza, just inside the front gate, to join the tour! More event info »

Plant Nature Walk

August 9
11:00 am
Have you ever wanted to know how a monkey puzzle tree got its name? Or how to identify a Douglas fir tree by looking at its cones? Or how animals and plants depend on each other? Join high school age Youth Volunte... More event info »

Explore the Shore

August 11
11:15 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 information... More event info »

Bowling for Rhinos

August 15
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 »

Tacoma Public Library's Summer Reading Celebration

August 16
9:30 am
The Zoo salutes young readers with a FREE day at the Zoo in partnership with Tacoma Public Library! Young readers who complete TPL's summer reading program receive FREE admission to the Zoo for the day. Bring your free library ... More event info »

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities

August 19
Seniors (65+) and people with disabilities are invited to a free day at the Zoo. More event info »

Arctic Blast

August 23
Join us for an arctic blast in the middle of summer. Connect with your winter spirit by making a snowman or watch the animals as they play in piles of ice! FREE with paid admission or membership. Skip the lines and enjoy a discount by ... More event info »

Plant Nature Walk

August 23
11:00 am
Have you ever wanted to know how a monkey puzzle tree got its name? Or how to identify a Douglas fir tree by looking at its cones? Or how animals and plants depend on each other? Join high school age Youth V... More event info »