Wriggle and Roar
Our animals are waiting to meet you.
Wiggle with an otter. 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.
Most animal habitats are open. Learn more about temporary exhibit closures.
Keeper Chats and Encounters
Meet our family.
Check out our daily Keeper Chats and Animal Encounters! Feed a goat, watch animals enjoy enrichments, and meet the keepers. See the full schedule here.Daily Presentations
Explore Animal Habitats
Pacific Seas Aquarium
Asian Forest Sanctuary
Red Wolf Woods
Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
South Pacific Aquarium - Temporarily Closed
Budgie Buddies- Closed For The Season
Read Animal Stories
Book an experience
Go behind-the-scenes of the Pacific Seas Aquarium. Take a Wild Tour before the Zoo opens. Our Zoo For You Animal Experiences get you behind the scenes and up close to our animals. Perfect for families!Animal Experiences
Meet Our Animals
There's a new tiger in town
Meet the new walruses
Our rescued sea otter Clara
Our adorable spiny lumpsuckers
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.
Support the Zoo
Looking for a deeper animal connection? Donate to The Zoo Society to support animal care, wildlife conservation, education and more.