Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Take a ride on the Paul Titus Carousel

Take a spin!

The Zoo's Paul Titus Antique Carousel is a wonderful venue for parties and special events as well as a treat for daily Zoo visitors.

The re-created wooden carousel was originally built in 1917 and is housed in the DeFalco Family Pavilion at Milgard Plaza, just inside the Zoo's front gates.

The carousel costs $1.50 per ride ($1.00 for Zoo members) during regular Zoo hours.

Carousel Facts

  • The beautiful hand-carved and painted animals of the carousel were created by the Washington Antique Carousel Society and Friends.
  • The carousel features 30 large and four small animals, a sled, and space for wheelchair riders.
  • Washington state themed horses can be found on the outer ring; endangered species and native Northwest animals on the inner ring.
  • Local artists are featured on carousel murals.