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Tacoma Library Reading Celebration

August 18
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Zoo salutes young readers with a FREE day at the Zoo in partnership with Tacoma Public Library.   

Young readers who completed the 2018 Tacoma Public Library Summer Reading Challenge receive FREE admission to the Zoo for the day. (Bring your free library coupon to show at the Zoo's front gate to receive free admission.)

Have your picture taken with a Daffodil Princess, explore the animal exhibits and more.

Not a Tacoma resident?

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and our sister zoo, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, also participate in the summer reading programs of Pierce County Library System, Puyallup Public Library, and Timberland Regional Library.