What the Zoo Can do for You

Take your students for a walk on the wild side as they visit us here at the Zoo! Click here to find out how to schedule your trip.

Bring the Zoo to Your School! We offer many Wildlife Lessons topics, including Creature Classification, Fabulous Food Chains, Investigating Invertebrates, and Vanishing Species, just to name a few. Each Lesson includes a visit with a live animal amabassdor and a hands-on experience with items such as animal skulls and pelts.

What else can we do for you? cathleen.mcconnell@pdza.org

Educator Night

Join us for Educator Night at the Museum! This is a fun, FREE evening at LeMay America's Car Museum on October 2, 2014 - Open House 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Learn more about educational resources and programs offered by Sound Puget Sound area museums and community/cultural organizations. Discover engaging, innovative, standards-based ways to bring the arts, social studies, science and other subjects into your classroom or to bring your students out into the community!


Click here to register online.

Climate Change

Polar Science Weekend at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA is a great event for students of ages to attend with their families to learn about climate change from climate scientists. This four-day family friendly event includes hands-on activities, live demonstrations and exhibits presented by scientists who work in some of the most remote and challenging places on earth. Polar Science Weekend happens annually over the first weekend in March. Zoo Educators will be there Friday and Saturday with cool biofacts and fun activities. Stop by and say hello!

Click here for a list of Global Warming and Climate Change resources.

Be Green and Be Cool

Cool the Earth

If you are looking for a great way to motivate your students to fight climate change, the Cool the Earth program will give you the recipe and even some of the ingredients to make a difference. Tell them Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium sent you!

Washington Green Schools

Engage students as environmental stewards and leaders while creating a greener, healthier school by reducing environmental and carbon footprints. Learn more.  

Eco-Schools USA - National Wildlife Federation

Green your school inside, outside, and throughout your curriculum! Join over 50 other countries in this international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. Learn more.