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Members' Only Stingray Cove Opening

May 3
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stingray Cove opens to the general public on May 4, but you can be among the first to feel the wonder of these gentle rays during a special members-only preview on May 3 by being a Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium member. Renew your mem... More event info »

Stingray Cove Grand Opening

May 4 - May 5
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stingray Cove opens May 4 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, giving visitors the opportunity to reach into the water and touch five species of stingrays. Varied shapes and colors of stingrays inhabit the approximately 1,000 ga... More event info »

Tacoma Resident Free Day

May 8
Visitors who live within the city limits of Tacoma will be admitted free. Please bring proof of City of Tacoma residency (current driver's license or picture I.D. plus utility bill).  See FAQs about Tacoma Free Day. More event info »

Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater Opening

May 11
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's award-winning Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater begins its Live Animal Show on Saturday, May 11.   Herald is an adorable dog adopted from the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. He wows the crowd d... More event info »

Half-Price General Admission for all Moms

May 11
To kick off an exciting weekend at the Zoo, all moms will receive half-off general admission on Saturday, May 11. Bring mom (and the whole family) to celebrate the opening of the award-winning Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater animal show and popula... More event info »

Free Day for Seniors and People with Disabilities

May 21
The zoo invites seniors aged 65 and older and people with disabilities to a free day at the Zoo. More event info »

Prickly Porcupines

May 23 - May 24
11:00 am
Critter Club is a series of programs just for tots ages 3 and 4. These programs take place on scheduled Thursdays and Fridays and feature a fun story, hands-on animal biofacts, great crafts and a special animal surprise.  ... More event info »