Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

What a brilliant idea!

Nothing says the holidays like Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Dazzle your guests with our brilliant holiday light displays and our exceptional holiday menus. Enjoy a private venue, professional catering services and of course, Zoolights just outside your door! 

Available Venues
The Education Banquet Center
• Decorated for the holidays
• Capacity: 20-300 guests
• Available daytime and evening hours
• Rental fee: $400/one room; $800/two rooms combined; $1,000/entire building
• Discounted Zoolights admission fee is separate

North Pacific Aquarium
• Capacity: 150 guests
• Available 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. only
• Rental fee: $1,000
• Discounted Zoolights admission fee is separate

Zoolights Catered Event Admission: $6.00 per person (discount fee for catered events only). Price includes 5% City of Tacoma admissions tax.

 Accommodations
  • Full-service catering and bar
  • Experienced event planner dedicated to your holiday event
  • Priority parking
  • Discounted admission and express entry to Zoolights
  • Accommodations for 20 to 300 guests
Ask about hosted hot chocolate bars with freshly baked sweets and mid-week all-inclusive promotions starting at $20 per person.

Contact Information

Email pdzasales@lancercatering.com or call (253) 404-3823.

Full catering service is provided by the zoo’s exclusive caterer, Lancer Catering.

Download our holiday menu (PDF).

Event Dates and Hours

Zoolights Dates:
Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
(closed Dec 24)

Zoolights Hours:
5 pm - 9 pm

Parking: Free