Recent News Releases

May 15, 2017
Statement on shark incident

May 3, 2017
Grand Opening of Renovated Rocky Shores set for May 11

May 1, 2017
Moms get half-off general admission at the Zoo on May 13

Dads get half-off general admission at the Zoo on June 18

Ocean Commotion is set for June 3 & 4

All new live animal show debuts at the Zoo May 27-29

April 28,2017
Explore the Shore and Tiptoe through the Tidepools offer guided beach exploration for budding naturalists

April 5, 2017
Public invited to a free screening and discussion of the film A Plastic Ocean at University of Washington Tacoma on Wednesday, April 19

April 4, 2017
AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos announce $1 million to support heroic emergency rescue plan to save the vaquita porpoise

April 3, 2017
Key leadership appointments enhance and strengthen the conservation mission at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

March 30, 2017
Washed Ashore exhibit to open at April 22 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Meet the Washed Ashore artist

March 29, 2017
In honor of moms - May 13 is Half-Price Moms' Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

March 26, 2017
Spend a spring break 'staycation' April 3-7 with conservation superstars at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

March 26, 2017
Have a brew, support the zoo

March 9, 2017
From special treats for animals to environmentally friendly tips for visitors, everyone can enjoy 'Going Green' at the Zoo on March 18

March 8, 2017
Another endangered Sumatran tiger arrives at Point Defiance Zoo

February 28, 2017
Metro Parks Tacoma supports reintroducing grizzlies to North Cascades

February 23, 2017
Calling sixth-grade through twelfth-grade students - Get the scoop on zoological careers for free

February 8, 2017
Operation Shark Dive - New program at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium offers unique therapy for soldiers coping with the trauma of combat

February 1, 2017
February brings sweet Valentine's fun at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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