IN TOUCH with the wildDiscover new animals up close at the Zoo at enhanced Close Encounter opportunities. Pick up a Zoo map at the front gate to check the Animal Presentations schedule and see what's happening during your visit!
|Feel a Sea Star and More
Visit the Marine Discovery Center in the North Pacific Aquarium to touch a sea star or sea urchin, do puzzles, make a fun art project and learn how we can all protect Puget Sound habitats.
|Touch Stingrays and Sharks
Feel the velvety skin of a stingray or the sandpaper-like skin of a small shark at Stingray Cove. Learn all about these cartilaginous cousins in the tropical Lagoon exhibit of the South Pacific Aquarium.
More to Explore
Dive with Sharks
There's no experience quite like an Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive. Descend into a 240,000-gallon warm water shark tank in the South Pacific Aquarium while learning all about sharks. Registration is required.
Ride a Camel
Enjoy beautiful views of the Point Defiance Park Rose Gardens from the back of a cool camel. Commemorative photos are available to preserve this special memory.
(Camel rides are seasonal. Check the schedule for details.)