Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Eat & Shop at the Zoo

There are several places to get great food throughout the Zoo:

Plaza Cafe
The full-service cafe offers sandwiches, salads, pizza, soups, desserts, kids' meals, hamburgers, hot dogs, fish & chips, ice cream and more. Enjoy great views from the deck.

Swirl Ice Cream & Treats

Satellite food service area near the Polar Bear exhibit (open seasonally).

Pearl Street Sea Grille

Near the lower entrance of Asian Forest Sanctuary (open May-September).

Picnic Areas

Grab a spot in Red Wolf or Asian Forest picnic areas or spread out a blanket in one of the grassy picnic meadows. There's lots of room!

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is the perfect location for your next family picnic or birthday party.

Learn more about birthday room or picnic site rental and catering.

Gift Shop

Choose from an array of affordable items that will make your Zoo visit even more memorable.

No matter what your budget, you'll find high quality creations in the Zoo's gift shop. Browse through unique gifts from local artisans, handmade jewelry, plush toys, t-shirts and sweatshirts and locally produced products. Visa, Mastercard and Discover and debit cards accepted.