Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Zoo Snoozes

Enjoy an evening of adventure at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium! Explore the secret world of the Zoo after dark, dive into hands-on activities, and learn more about your favorite Zoo animals.


Private Snoozes

Perfect for organized groups such as Scouts, church groups and schools: sleep with the sharks and discover the watery world of ocean creatures in our exciting Sea Snooze. These programs are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so please call for availability.

Time: 7 pm Friday - 9 am Saturday
Ages: 5-18 with adults
Fees: Group of 12-19 participating youth: $45 per child
          Group of 20+ participating youth: $35 per child
          One adult free with every 5 children. One adult per five children must be present.
          $12 per extra adult
          Please note that a 9.5% sales tax fee will be added to each transaction

Program Deposit & Fees: Reservations are secured on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are reserved only when a $160 deposit is received. Each group must pay for a minimum of 12 participants. The full program balance is due 14 days before the date of the program.



Public snoozes

Special snoozes designed just for families with children - choose a program listed below, have fun, and meet new friends! These programs are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so please call for availability.

Time: 7 pm Friday - 9 am Saturday
Ages: 5-12 with family
Fees: $60 for 1 adult and 1 child ($50 for Zoo Society members)
          $12 for each additional family member
          Please note that a 9.5% sales tax fee will be added to each transaction
Program Deposit & Fees: Programs are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation is secured only when full payment is received.

Spring Sanctuary Snooze (April 11-12)
A special snooze to celebrate spring - sleep in the Asia Dayroom with some swinging guests, participate in an animal egg hunt and construct a special springtime snack! Maximum of 20 participants.

Snoozin' on the Sound (September 12-13)
Bring the tent and camping gear along for a wild night at the zoo! Learn how to set up the perfect campsite, play special camp games, and enjoy a fabulous night under the stars at the zoo. Maximum of 20 participants.

Boo Snooze (October 17-18)
Spooky animal close encounters, nighttime stories and a special treasure hunt are guaranteed to put the howl in Halloween this year. Maximum of 20 participants.



Due to fire safety regulations, no child under 5 years of age may attend a Snooze. Each Snooze is limited to a maximum of 40 people and a minimum of 12, unless otherwise indicated. At least one adult is required for every five children.

Call (253) 591-5333 for registration and additional information.
Read our program policies.

Participation Forms are required for all program attendees:
Participant Form for Children
Participant Form for Adults