Life Science LIVE!
Whether you would like to bring your students to the Zoo or invite us to your classroom, we'll help you to make the most of your wildlife learning experience!
At the Zoo
Enhance your field trip with a Discovery Program led by a Zoo Educator. Students will have the opportunity to learn a little bit more about one of a specific animal, habitat or group of animals here at Point Defiance. Time is included for a hands on experience with our vast collection of pelts, skulls and other amazing biofacts.
Use our Field Trip Activities to help your students take what they've learned a step further.
Field Trip Scholarships
Tacoma elementary schools with at least 60% of their students receiving free or reduced lunches are eligible to apply for a field trip scholarship. Download Tacoma K-5 Scholarship Application.
Tacoma Head Start and ECEAP preschool programs are also eligible for free field trip admission. Download Tacoma Head Start / ECEAAP Scholarship Application.
At Your School
Invite the Zoo to your school! A professional Zoo Educator will visit your classroom to support your life science curriculum. We'll bring our expert knowledge, opportunities for hands-on discovery and a live animal ambassador. Learn more about our programs.
Zoo to School programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.