Wiggle with a walrus. Roar with a tiger. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is full of animals that will capture your heart and imagination, in habitats from rocky shores to bamboo forests. Explore them all here.
NOTE: Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, some indoor, high-touch exhibits and experiences are closed. Both aquariums now open!!
Explore Animal Habitats
Read Animal Stories
Are you missing your family and friends? Do you want to wish them a socially distanced “Happy Birthday!” or “Congrats!”? Animal lovers can now share a special message with a wild touch, all from the comfort of your own couch! Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park are now offering “Animal Shoutouts.” … Continued
It’s a warm summer evening, and you’re out for a twilight walk. Suddenly, you spot a pair of bright eyes in the undergrowth. You freeze. A coyote steps out into the silence, bushy-tailed, followed by – yes! – three young pups. Quick as lightning, you whip out your phone and snap a photo. Alerted, they … Continued
We all love summer in the Pacific Northwest, but there’s no doubt that some days get pretty hot. Humans are pretty creative in finding ways to beat the heat – splashing, shade, cool clothes – and our Zoo animals do it too! Muskox Muskoxen are adapted for living above the Arctic Circle and nibbling for … Continued
Meet Our Animals
Our aquariums are open!
Our adorable muskox calf!
Meet Mitik and Pakak!
The Saggy, Baggy Elephant story
Take Action for wildlife
THE CHALLENGE: Our Earth’s animals need our help. Their habitats are disappearing; they are being poached or hurt by pollution. We need to act now – together.
TAKE ACTION: At Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, we take action for animals. We support conservation campaigns and send our zoologists into the field for research. And you can help.