Directions to the ZooTraffic alert:
Celebrate good food at the park's annual Taste of Tacoma event, June 24-26!
There will be limited access through the Pearl Street entrance on June 22-27. To access the park, please turn left on North 51st St and enter the park through the Mildred Street entrance.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in north Tacoma is just 40 miles south of downtown Seattle and 30 miles from SeaTac Airport.
Our address: 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma, WA. 98407
Parking is FREE!
From Interstate 5
Take Exit 132 (Highway 16 West). Exit at 6th Avenue (exit #3) and turn left. Take the next right on to Pearl Street. Follow Pearl Street into Point Defiance Park. Directional signs will lead you to the Zoo parking lots.